It must schwing – The Blue Note Story

In 1939 Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young German refugees from Berlin, founded the legendary Blue Note Records label. The label only recorded contemporary jazz music with an unique “life-like” recording style and subsequently discovered and assembled an impressive line-up of renowned jazz musicians like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones. In a time where Afro-Americans still faced discrimination and segregation Blue Note Records placed photographs of the black musicians themselves on the covers and respected them as artists with equal rights.

A moving story of two friends, joined in their love for music and a deep belief in freedom.

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Cast: Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Rudy Van Gelder, George Benson and many more

Director: Eric Friedler

Executive Producer: Wim Wenders

Associate Producer: Uwe Kiefer