Blue Note Records: beyond The Notes

Documentary by Sophie Huber, 86 minutes


«Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes» explores the vision behind the iconic American jazz record label. Since 1939, Blue Note artists have been encouraged to push creative boundaries in search of uncompromising expressions. Through current recording sessions, rare archive and conversations with iconic Blue Note artists, the film reveals an intimate perspective of a legacy that continues to be vital in today’s political climate.

Cast and Crew   

Ambrose Akinmusire
Michael Cuscuna
Lou Donaldson
Robert Glasper
Herbie Hancock
Derrick Hodge
Norah Jones
Keith Lewis
Lionel Loueke
Terrace Martin
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Kendrick Scott
Wayne Shorter
Marcus Strickland
Rudy Van Gelder
Don Was

Sophie Huber

Shane Sigler
Patrick Lindenmaier

Russell Greene

Chiemi Karasawa
Susanne Guggenberger
Sophie Huber
Hercli Bundi

Executive Producers                                  
Geoffrey Kempin
Terry Shand
Anke Beining-Wellhausen

Associate Producer                         
Vadim Jendreyko

Production Company
Mira Film

In Cooperation with
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Isotope Films
Final Cut USA
BBC Music

In Coproduction with
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR

With financial support of   
Zürcher Filmstiftung
Media Desk Suisse
UBS Culture Foundation
Verein zur Filmförderung in der Schweiz – IWC Filmmaker Award
Stiftung Kulturfonds Suissimage
Succès Passage Antenne
Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Stage Pool Focal


Resolution: HD

Format: DCP

Colour: Ja

Year: 2018

Subtitles: German, French, Italian

ISAN: 0000-0004-9705-0000-3-0000-0000-S

You will find more information on the website of the film