Austin Film Society presents Blue Notes Record: Beyond the Notes

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Blue Notes Record: Beyond the Notes
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One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz - and, by extension, that of American music - Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Norah Jones.

Since its founding in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force.

Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and today’s groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, Blue Notes Record: Beyond the Notes reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

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AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752


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