BRIC JazzFest Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes
Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes (2018) | Directed by Sophie Huber | 90mins
Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes is an evocative journey behind the scenes of the legendary label Blue Note Records. Through the lens of sessions and conversations with current Blue Note artists, many of whom have performed at BRIC JazzFest and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the film goes back in time to reveal how Blue Note gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Using rare archival recordings and images, the film chronicles the founders’ mission, landmark recordings, and their vital connections with today’s artists and music.
“A smart, exhilarating look at an influential label … this documentary makes a point right off that Blue Note is still very much a thing of the present … This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz’s joy and pain.” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times Critics’ Pick)
Now celebrating its fifth year, Brooklyn’s ultimate jazz festival will take place October 19-26, featuring music, film, poetry, and a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz.
The BRIC JazzFest Music Marathon will take place Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26, featuring performances by more than 20 artists including headliners Ravi Coltrane (quartet); Georgia Anne Muldrow; and Joe Russo, Ben Perowsky, Josh Kaufman & Stuart Bogie : BOYFRIENDS.