It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
|Countries||United States, Germany|
|Running Time||113 MIN|
|Themes||Arts and Culture,
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A must-see love letter to Blue Note Records, the most iconic label in the history of jazz. Produced by Wim Wenders, It Must Schwing features breathtaking animation, sublime jazz images and a swinging soundtrack. Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two Jewish refugees from Berlin with a passion for jazz, founded the company in 1939. Having immigrated to New York to escape discrimination, the two men felt a deep affinity with the African American musicians who faced blatant discrimination and segregation. Respecting them as artists and equals, Blue Note record launched the careers of giants like Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane and many more. “A unique and intimate look at the most exciting era in jazz, one that changed the world forever… impressive!” (Rolling Stone)
Featuring live Jazz performances by Kevin Turcotte, Reg Schwager and Dave Young trio, presented in partnership with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.