Tuesday, July 3, 2018
JazzReach- “Poppin!” The Story of Blue Note Records in music and film
featuring Metta Quintet
Sponsored by Glenn Vernet
Poppin’! is a finger-snappin’, foot tappin’, multi-media journey through the history of Blue Note Records featuring music by the acclaimed ensemble Metta Quintet, and film projected on the shell of the Redlands Bowl Prosellis. “Poppin” illuminates the impact Blue note records label, and its unparalleled roster of groundbreaking artists, has had on modern jazz.
Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two jazz-loving immigrants founded Blue Note Records in 1939 to record traditional jazz and boogie-woogie music. But by the late 40’s, Lion and Wolff turned their attention to modern jazz. The rest is history.
Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard, are just a few of the innovative giants of modern music that explored exciting, new creative territory and defined the classic, unmistakable Blue Note sound.
No admission charge. No tickets needed. Seating is first-come, first-served.