The jazz label marks its 80-year birthday with a new record, documentary and special live events
2019 marks 80 years since German immigrant Alfred Lion produced his first Blue Note recording session in New York City.
Relaunched by Bruce Lundvall in 1984,.Blue Note Records has remained one of the world’s leading labels dedicated to jazz.
I saw it on BBC 4 about 3 or 4 years ago. BBC 4 in UK is the place for all things music & Friday nights especially. The Friday night programs cover ‘The Proms’ this time of the year, all good music content from the last few evenings & with background info. Outside the proms season they have a lot of the old classic rock, blues & real jazz artists, my kinda stuff.
The Blue Note story was interesting, but I’m not a fan of ‘modern’ jazz so not interesting other than gaining some knowledge & history.
Interesting about BBC 4 @Mike-B,.I’m well too like you…more interested in the story behind Blue Note.
But I get a bit confused by your answer,.it says that this German documentary is from 1918 (see below).
It was filmed for this year’s 80-year anniversary 2019 of Blue Note.
So you can’t have seen this particular documentary for 3-4 years ago.
Maybe it was the documentary from 1996 that you saw (see below).
• Julian Benedikt:
Blue Note – A Story of Modern Jazz. Documentary film, Germany 1996.
• Eric Friedler:
It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story. Documentary film, Produzent: Wim Wenders, Germany 2018.
• Sophie Huber:
Blue Note Records - Beyond the notes. Documentary film, Switzerland, 2018.
But how the h-ll ,should I know it’s a joke.?
I do not understand this approach,.and,it is also about respect against each other and each other’s time.
I have said it before,.we are from different countries, with different cultures, with different ways to joke etc,etc.
We must all strive to make ourselves understood,.also you from the UK,as this is an international forum.
For you from the UK can hardly demand that we shall understand your jokes to 100%,.in the same way that we in Sweden,and the rest of the world can not demand it from you from the UK.
Had there been inserted an emoji here after the “joke”,.well then I had understood that it was a joke.
And not had to take off my time,to go into Wikipedia and also Swedish TV to check this.
I do not understand that some are so conservative that they do not want to comprehend this,.it is ultimately a matter of consideration for each other.
But thank you for taking the time to explain to me Frenchrooster .