Blue note a story of modern jazz 1997 rotten tomatoes. In blue note records, the biography, author richard. The film incorporates gobs of classic blue note music the labels roster included just about every viable figure in modern jazz along with live footage both vintage and more modern, scads of blackandwhite still photos, interviews herbie hancock, max roach and any number of behindthescenes folk, anecdotes and more. Their close friendship was cemented by a mutual love for contemporary. Wolfe gilbert, richard fall, performed by sam wooding. In that sense, the compilation is a fairly useless promotional tool, as it doesnt really illuminate why the label is so iconic. May 14, 2008 it was, after all, blue note, and its origins were in this kind of backbone jazz, grooving, bluesdrenched swing. The blue note new york, ny, usa december 16, 2001 chick corea is a musician of extraordinary abilities. His virtuosi technique encompasses classical precision, free improvisation, latin rhythms, and electronic innovations. Blue note records listen to free radio stations accuradio.
Wer blue note a story of modern jazz anschaut, sieht wie ich alle funf sterne. After a career as a commercial photographer in germany, wolff emigrated to the united states. Jul 20, 2003 blue note, the uniquely american jazz label, was formed by german immigrants who loved the music form and wanted to tell the world about it. Alfred lion was born to a german jewish family, at gotenstrasse 7 on the rote insel in berlin, just a few minutes walk away from marlene dietrichs birthplace. Blue note definition of blue note by the free dictionary. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, the label switched its attention to modern jazz around 1947. In 1926, lion emigrated to the united states, but while working on the new york docks, he was attacked. The mix ranges from bebop howard mcghee and fats navarros boperation to some freeform hard bop grachan moncur iis evolution, with plenty of distinct voices to hear along the way the full list is predictably stunning. Established in 1939 by alfred lion and max margulis, it derived its name from the blue notes of jazz and the blues. The story of the jazz label that was home to such greats as miles davis and john coltrane. The story of blue note, the jazz label that was home to such greats as miles davis, john coltrane, herbie hancock, thelonious monk, art blakey, dexter gordon and. Blue note a story of modern jazz tv movie 1997 imdb.
It was, after all, blue note, and its origins were in this kind of backbone jazz, grooving, bluesdrenched swing. Mosaic by cedar walton, performed by art blakey and the jazz messengers. Blue note jazz club is a jazz club and restaurant located at 1 west 3rd street in greenwich village, new york city. But when bebop came along in the 40s, blue note was there to capture and spur the. A jew, he left berlin for new york in the late 1930s. After 30 years of success, blue note continues to carry the torch for jazz into the 21st century in the cultural heart of new york, greenwich village. The soundtrack to a documentary on the blue note labels history, blue note. In 1939 in new york his childhood friend alfred lion had cofounded blue note. Most of the jazz theory thats taught these days comes from the 1940s50s and there arent many modern jazz artists who do much that hasnt already been done by the kind of musicians that blue note recorded in their heyday, whether its miles davis, wayne shorter, sam rivers, andrew hill, ornette coleman or cecil taylor. His lifelong fascination with jazz began at the age of 16 when he saw a concert given by sam woodings orchestra in his native city. He graduated from central state university with a b. A story of jazz is a brief, singledisc overview of blue note s history as one of the most influential jazz labels ever. Blue note records is an american jazz record label owned by universal music group and operated under capitol music group. Typically the alteration is between a quartertone and a semitone, but this varies depending on the musical context.
Oct 26, 2010 blue note a story of modern jazz tells the story of alfred lion and francis wolff, of a friendship in exile and of uncompromising artistic excellence. Our jazz collection includes many blue note music cds, bebop cds, modern jazz, classic jazz, 3rd stream, fusion, free jazz, vocalists and soloists to big band from the 1930s to the present. Francis wolff escaped to new york on one of the last ships to leave germany. Beyond the notes 1 hours and 25 minutes movie 2019 a revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of blue note records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He studied at wilberforce university, and played with wilberforce collegians. A story of modem jazz tells the story of alfred lion, francis wolff, and the record label they founded. So you cant have seen this particular documentary for 34 years ago. Important works by some of the greatest jazz musicians in history john. Various the new groove the blue note remix project volume 1. Blue note a story of modern jazz 1997 tv movie awards. Ask jazz fans about record labels, and its blue note.
Maybe it was the documentary from 1996 that you saw see below. The club was opened on september 30, 1981, by owner and founder danny bensusan, with the nat adderley quintet being the featured performers for the night. Explore the history of iconic jazz labels with jazz fm presenters and deezer. Charles freeman lee was born in new york, ny, to louella simpson lee and charles henry lee. The story of blue note records, the jazz record company founded in 1939 by german refugees. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The story of blue note, the jazz label that was home to such greats as miles davis, john coltrane, herbie hancock, thelonious monk, art. A story of jazz is a brief, singledisc overview of blue notes history as one of the most influential jazz labels ever. In jazz and blues, a blue note is a note thatfor expressive purposesis sung or played at a slightly different pitch than standard. The mix ranges from bebop howard mcghee and fats navarros boperation to some freeform hard bop grachan moncur iis evolution, with plenty of distinct voices to hear along the way.
A story of modern jazz bbc4, 7pm following friday nights nina simone documentary and wynton marsalis concert, bbc four is still in a jazzy mood as it brings us this programme. Blue note records new york jazzlabel documentation movie eric friedler and wim. Blue note, who is the history of the music itself, to this day still on the cutting edge of jazz. Although blue note is no longer producing its music, soulive is still one of the most effective purveyors of jazz funk, borrowing as much from. Julian benedikt euroarts 2007 blue note was not the only jazz label recording americas indigenous music from the 30s through the 1960s, but it may be the only one that mattered. A collectors perspective last updated may 24, 2019 the history of blue note records from a record collectors perspective, supplemented with commentary regarding audio quality, a topic on which wiki editors and music journalists alike appear entirely oblivious. Blue note a story of modern jazz kinemathek karlsruhe e. The recorded legacy of jazz musics greatest record company listen now. Blue note records was founded in the 1930s and has played a vital role in the development of jazz for more than 60 years. The clubs performance schedule features shows every evening at 8. Blue note the finest in jazz dokumentation youtube. What is most important about this label was the fact that the company was started by two guys from europe their origins escape me at this time and if you know anything about jazz you will understand that europe embraced the music way more then it was embraced. A story of modern jazz, a various artists compilation.
These two jewish germans emigrated from nazi germany to new york in 1939 and promoted jazz music, which at the time had received little. Joe dow by art blakey, performed by freddie hubbard. Dec 10, 2018 sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Blue note, the uniquely american jazz label, was formed by german immigrants who loved the music form and wanted to tell the world about it. Deutschland 1997, andreas morell, julian benedikt, digital, 95 min.
Ron carter, herbie hancock, taj mahal, thelonious monk, max roach, carlos santana, jimmy smith. Founded in 1939 by alfred lion and francis wolff, a pair of jewish refugees from nazi germany, blue note. Mar 25, 2015 featuring bob belden, joachim ernst berendt, art blakey, ron carter, john coltrane, bob cranshaw, dexter gordon, johnny griffin, herbie hancock, freddie hubb. Many of the blue note acts would go on to make their imprint into the world of jazz. A story of modern jazz also works quite well as a introductory sampler for neophytes. Midair machine where from it rains abstract jazz jazz, electronic, new age, modern jazz j. In the 1950s and 60s, blue note provided urban america.
Syreus bach goodbye, grandmother it rains abstract jazz jazz, new age, piano checkie brown wirklich wichtig cb 27 hey soulrnb, big bandswing. Blue note a story of modern jazz tells the story of alfred lion and francis wolff, of a friendship in exile and of uncompromising artistic excellence. Blue note a story of modern jazz awards and nominations. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform.1272 1082 646 1350 501 694 1362 137 202 863 1077 855 741 1274 898 1026 661 1394 208 678 102 1391 1348 1575 892 1106 1150 1106 711 406 1283 635 1373 88 1258 1055 1061 983 31