DJAZZ Clash : Blue Note Saturday

August 12


Stingray DJAZZ digs any music under the ‘jazz’ umbrella. We ask our viewers: can you choose between the labels Blue Note Records and Verve Records? Both record labels have a rich history and are inextricably linked to the genre. Saturday, August 12 is dedicated to Blue Note Records, whereas Verve Records puts in an appearance on Sunday, August 13. Which one do you prefer?

Saturday, August 12 at 17:00 Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz  - First Part

Saturday, August 12 at 17:55 Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz Part - Part II

Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk... these names are synonymous with the great Jazz Age. 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 men began to record practically unknown musicians, following their own taste and judgment. Today this list of artists reads like the Who-is-Who of Jazz. "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.

Musicians: Ron Carter, Maz Roach, André Previn, Herbie Hancock, Bertrand Tavernier, Carlos Santana, Taj Mahal, Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Producer: EuroArts International
Video Director: Julian Benedikt
Year: 1997

Saturday, August 12 at 18:55 CEST | The Blue Note Masters

Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson and Joe Chambers are legends of Blue Note Records. They have established themselves as forward-thinking and inventive band leaders, composers and studio musicians, astonishing audiences around the world with their creativity and technical versatility.

Musicians: Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, Javon Jackson, Joe Chambers, Kevin Hays
Producer: EuroArts Music International / SDR / Opus
Video Director: Andreas Missler-Morell
Location: Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany
Year: 1997

Saturday, August 12 at 20:10 CEST | Milt Jacksons' Modern Jazz Quartet at the Bozar

The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) was composed of Milt 'Bags' Jackson on vibraphone, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Milt Jackson and John Lewis were pioneer bebop musicians who had played together in Dizzy Gillespie's 1948 big band. They pursued separate careers before adding Heath and Lewis to form the Modern Jazz Quartet in the 1950s. Noted for its delicate percussion sonorities, innovative jazz forms, and high performance standards, the MJQ was an immensely popular jazz and “third stream” ensemble until its final concerts in the early 1990s.

Musicians: Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heatlh, Connie Kay
Producer: Sonuma
Video Director: Serge Leroy
Location: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Year: 1961

Saturday, August 12 at  21:00 CEST | La Gaité Lyrique: Robert Glasper & Jason Moran

As part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival and Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, pianists Robert Glasper and Jason Moran delivered a stunning jazz piano duet, resulting in an exciting exploration of the great history of jazz. An intricate knowledge of African-American music is infused with modern energy. The two musicians reinterpret the stride piano tradition through captivating original songs and personal interpretations of the music of Albert Ammons, Andrew Hill, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and Herbie Hancock.

Musicians : Robert Glasper, Jason Moran
Producer :  La Blogotheque
Video director : Benoit Toulemonde, Jean-Baptiste Arbouch
Location: La Gaîté lyrique, Paris, France
Year : 2014

Saturday, August 12 at 22:10 CEST | Blue Note 75th Anniversary: Blue Note All Stars

Blue Note Records is arguably the most prestigious jazz label. Since its foundation in 1939, it has continued to attract young talent. To celebrate the label's 75th anniversary in 2014, young musicians formed the 2014 Blue Note All Stars and appeared at the Blue Note Jazz Festival at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. Pianist Robert Glasper, guitarist Lionel Loueke, virtuoso trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Derrick Hodge, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and drummer Kendrick Scott constituted the dream line-up. United for the concert, they played songs from their respective albums, as well as great standards revisited for the occasion and to bring you the next level of jazz!

Musicians: Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Marcus Strickland, Ambrose Akinmusire
Producer: La Blogotheque
Video Director: Benoit Toulemonde
Provider: Lukarn
Location : La Gaîté lyrique, Paris, France
Year : 2014