Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

2018

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

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A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Critic Reviews for Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

  • The film burbles with an endless stream of beautiful jazz and the stark, penetrating session photographs by Blue Note principal Wolff brilliantly illuminate the visuals.

    Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • One of the charms of "Blue Note" is the stories the artists tell about each other, such as Monk's band mates revealing that even they initially had trouble understanding his challenging music.

    Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Sophie Huber's consistently fascinating documentary about Blue Note Records leaves you wishing only one thing: it should have been longer.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The endless dialogue between music and culture is Huber's prevailing theme, and it helps lift Blue Note: Beyond the Notes above an exercise in image-burnishing for the label.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…

    Nate Chinen

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz's joy and pain.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Doesn't have enough time to account for this one label's full history, but until someone else comes along and creates the great, encyclopedic story of Blue Note, it will unfortunately have to suffice.

    Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

    Todd Gilchrist

    TheWrap
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