Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
with performance by Woody Witt Quartet: Woody Witt, Mike Wheeler, David Craig, Memo Reza
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop. With Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Norah Jones, Don Was and many more.
Film preceded by short, live 80th anniversary tribute concert to Blue Note Records.
Co-presented by DACAMERA:
DACAMERA creates transformative musical experiences and occupies a unique space in the vanguard of performing arts organizations. For more than 30 years DACAMERA has brought its nationally-respected programs to venues such as the Menil Collection, Wortham Theater Center, Discovery Green and Rothko Chapel. DACAMERA is known for presenting a signature mix of renowned performers and up-and-coming artists, and for illuminating ideas with Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg’s genre-defying original productions connecting music with other art forms. This season, DACAMERA’s jazz series includes a Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration, and the series has presented countless Blue Note artists including Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane and Robert Glasper.
|Country, Year||United States, 2018|
|Cast||Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Norah Jones, Don Was|
|Producer||Hercli Bundi, Chiemi Karasawa, Susanne Guggenberger, Sophie Huber|
|Runtime||85 MINS, 0 SECS|
|Event Type||Film, Live Cinema|
Woody Witt is an impressive tenor saxophonist, a skilled composer, and an influential jazz educator. On the tenor, Woody displays a mastery of modern mainstream jazz, he has developed an energetic and explorative style, and he has his own attractive sound. Whether it is his recordings (most recent is a set of duets with pianist Joe LoCascio titled Absinthe, The Music Of Billy Strayhorn), his playing on worldwide tours and locally in Houston, or his enthusiastic and informative workshops, Woody is making a strong impact on the current jazz scene.