• it must schwing!

    it must schwing!

    THE BLUE NOTE STORY

    license film

it must schwing!

THE BLUE NOTE STORY

a film by Eric Friedler

it must schwing!

Germany | 2018 | 115:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait History Music

Content Categories

Documentary Music film
Synopsis
In 1939, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young émigrés from Berlin, founded the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records in New York. The label dedicated itself exclusively to the recording of American jazz music and developed its own unmistakeable recording style and sound.
Blue Note Records discovered and produced an impressive roster of international jazz stars. This included Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk and Quincy Jones. At a time when Afro-American musicians in the USA were discriminated against and ostracised, Blue Note records respected them as artists and equals. Not only did the label value their talents, it also gave them a much-needed platform. „It Must Schwing!“ tells the moving story of two friends, united by a passionate love for jazz, and of their profound belief in equality and freedom for every single human being.

Cast: Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Rudy Van Gelder, George Benson and many more
Festivals/Awards
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended'
2018
Filmfest Munich
Warsaw FF
TellurideFF
DOC NYC
Milwaukee FF

2019 official selection at film festivals at:
Miami, Atlante, San Diego Washington, Pittsburgh, Boulder, Maine
Cast and Crew
  • Director Eric Friedler
  • Producer Wim Wenders (co-producer: Uwe Kiefer, Silke Schütze)
  • Director of Photography Thomas Schäfer
  • Editor Berndt Burghardt
  • Sound Sascha Heiny
Original Languages

English

German

Co-Production Company
Road Movies GmbH
Germany
neueroadmovies.com
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