Adam Maness Trio Performance with Blue Note Records
SLIFF offers a film-and-music combo with a screening of “Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes” and a jazz performance by St. Louis’ Adam Maness Trio. The documentary explores the vision behind the iconic American jazz label. Since 1939, Blue Note artists have been encouraged to push creative boundaries in search of uncompromising expressions. Through current recording sessions, rare archival footage, and conversations with iconic Blue Note artists, the film reveals an intimate perspective of a legacy that continues to be vital in today’s political climate. Legendary artists Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter come together with today’s generation of groundbreaking Blue Note artists such as Robert Glasper and Ambrose Akinmusire to record an all-stars album. Following the film, the Adam Maness Trio — pianist Maness, bassist Bob Deboo, and drummer Montez Coleman — offers a jazz concert. The RFT recently named the trio to its STL 77, which is a list of 77 acts who did big things in the previous year.