EDITOR’S CHOICE: BLUE NOTE

OCTOBER 19 & 26 AT 21:00 CEST

Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonious Monk are synonymous with the golden age in jazz history. But how many people know Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, to whom we owe the recorded memory of our jazz legends? Two German Jews who emigrated from Nazi Germany to New York "discovered" an American art form which at the time received little serious attention from mainstream America - jazz music. Without money or connections, and speaking little English, the two began to record practically unknown musicians, following their own taste and judgment. On October 19 & 26 at 21:00 CEST Stingray DJAZZ presents the two-part documentary about the most famous record label in jazz history “Blue Note”.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 21:00 CEST | BLUE NOTE: A STORY OF MODERN JAZZ - PART I

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 21:00 CEST | BLUE NOTE: A STORY OF MODERN JAZZ - PART II

"Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz" tells the story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff and their record label. It is the story of the rise of Modern Jazz, of a friendship in exile and of uncompromising artistic excellence. Told by the musicians, by friends and associates and by fans of the Blue Note recordings from all walks of life, the film Blue Note recreates an era of American cultural history.