On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America.
- Director: Kasper Collin
- Country: USA
- Genre: Documentary | Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:32:00
- imdb Score: 7.3/10 (33 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Billy Harper, Al Harrison, Albert Tootie Heath
Richard Brody - NEW YORKER
"A sleek, sorrowful elegy for the prodigiously gifted, tragically slain bop trumpeter Lee Morgan, is as much a visual and textural triumph as it is a gripping feat of reportage."
Guy Lodge - VARIETY
"It pulls off the delicate maneuver of mourning Lee Morgan's early demise while celebrating the exhilarating love, liberty, and artistic brilliance that characterized most of his life."
Elise Nakhnikian - SLANT MAGAZINE
"I CALLED HIM MORGAN hooks you from the first moments and glides effortlessly toward an emotionally impacting and enigmatic conclusion."
Tony Hinds - THE FILM STAGE
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