Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes


When German-Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff started Blue Note in 1939 in New York, the duo allowed artists complete freedom and encouraged them to compose new music. Their visionary and uncompromising approach led to releases that not only revolutionized jazz, but also left an indelible imprint on art and music, including hip-hop. This documentary delves behind the scenes to look at the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featuring rare archival interviews with Blue Note musicians.

Cast & Crew

Director Susanne Guggenberger
Director Chiemi Karasawa
Director Sophie Huber
Producer Hercli Bundi