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Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997)

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TV Movie | 95 min | Documentary, Music

"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious ...See more"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins.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.The only documentary about the legendary Jazz record label includes original footage from concert recordings by Blue Note label artists, original footage of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff and interviews with Carlos Santana, Rudy Van Gelder, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock among others.Grammy nominated for "Best Long Form Music Video" in 1997, Blue Note also went on to earn a Peabody Award (1998), Vision Award (1998) and a Rocky Award nomination. See less
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Updated Oct 31, 1997

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Oct 1997 (United States)

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Gil Mellé
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Johnny Griffin
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Ruth Lion
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William Claxton
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Wayne Adams
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Joachim E. Behrendt
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Albert Ammons
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John Coltrane
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Pete Johnson
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Elvin Jones
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Bud Powell
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7.6 / 10 | 246 votes