AJFF: It Must Schwing!: The Blue Note Story
February 20, 20197:40pm
With a mutual passion for music and profound belief in equality, two German-Jewish immigrants forge the most iconic jazz label in industry history, in the toe-tapping IT MUST SCHWING!: THE BLUE NOTE STORY. Escaping Nazi Berlin, jazz lovers Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff became New York record producers, launching the careers of giants like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. As blacks faced blatant discrimination, refugees Lion and Wolff saw kindred spirits, and in turn treated musicians with respect as artists and equals. With a thrumming soundtrack, artful animation and interviews, this must-see for jazz aficionados is a timeless tale of the American Dream.