The iconic jazz record label Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day musicians like Robert Glasper and Norah Jones. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today’s groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, this film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.
Born in Switzerland, Sophie Huber initially studied acting and gained her filmmaking experience as a member of an award winning Berlin film collective, for which she co-directed several narrative films. Her debut feature documentary, the critically acclaimed <Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction> (2012) premiered at the Venice Film Festival, won several awards. <Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes> is her second documentary.