Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz | Euroarts 2005678

Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz

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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 2005678

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 31st March 2008

Contents

Artists

Bob Belden
Art Blakey
Ron Carter
John Coltrane
Bob Cranshaw
Dexter Gordon
Johnny Griffin
Herbie Hancock
Freddie Hubbard
J.J. Johnson
Taj Mahal
Gil Melle
Thelonious Monk
Francis Paudras
Bud Powell
Andre Previn
Max Roach
Sonny Rollins
Carlos Santana
Horace Silver
Jimmy Smith
Bertrand Tavernier
Cassandra Wilson

Artists

Bob Belden
Art Blakey
Ron Carter
John Coltrane
Bob Cranshaw
Dexter Gordon
Johnny Griffin
Herbie Hancock
Freddie Hubbard
J.J. Johnson
Taj Mahal
Gil Melle
Thelonious Monk
Francis Paudras
Bud Powell
Andre Previn
Max Roach
Sonny Rollins
Carlos Santana
Horace Silver
Jimmy Smith
Bertrand Tavernier
Cassandra Wilson

About

Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk... these names are synonymous with the great Jazz Age. But how many people know Alfred Lion and Frank Wolff, to whom we owe the recorded memory of our Jazz legends?

Two German Jews who emigrated from Nazi Germany in 1939 to New York “discovered” an American art form which at the time received little serious attention from mainstream America: Jazz Music.

Without money or connections and speaking little English, the two men began to record practically unknown musicians, following their own taste and judgement. Today this list of artists reads like the Who-is-Who of Jazz.

BLUE NOTE - A Story of Modern Jazz tells the story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff and their record label. It is the story of the rise of Modern Jazz, of a friendship in exile and of uncompromising artistic excellence. Told by the musicians, by friends and associates and by fans of the Blue Note recordings from all walks of life, the film BLUE NOTE recreates an era of American cultural history.

Blue Note, the most successful movie ever made about jazz, is a testimony to the passion and vision of these two men and certainly swings like the propulsive sounds that made their label so famous.

Concert recordings and rarely seen archival footage promise a great music film!


BLUE NOTE
A Story of Modern Jazz

Featuring Bob Belden · Art Blakey · Ron Carter · John Coltrane
Bob Cranshaw · Dexter Gordon · Johnny Griffin · Herbie Hancock
Freddie Hubbard · J.J. Johnson · Taj Mahal · Gil Melle Thelonious
Monk · Francis Paudras · Bud Powell · André Previn · Max Roach
Sonny Rollins · Carlos Santana · Horace Silver · Jimmy Smith
Bertrand Tavernier · Cassandra Wilson…

Picture Format: NTSC · 16:9 anamorphic
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 91 mins

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