In celebration of International Jazz Day, WMPG’s Jazz At the Movies (JAM) will be showing the film “Blue Note Records- Beyond the Notes” on Saturday April 29th at the Portland Conservatory of Music. This movie is about the Blue Note Record label, but it is more about the Blue Note founders and the chemistry between them and the great musicians that recorded on this label. This is truly a case where the musicians made the record label what it became because the owners gave them the freedom to create. It is proof that great things happen when creative people connect through music and freedom of expression.
This movie is a tribute to the iconic Blue Note jazz label which was home to such greats as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and many more, and features interviews with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, ace recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, and years of classic album cover photos by Francis Wolff & Reid Miles.
The film will be shown at 7PM at the Portland Conservancy of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. Tickets for the April 29th film screening are free, but reservations are recommended.