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I Called Him Morgan (2016)

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An exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972.

Director:

Kasper Collin

Writers:

Kasper Collin, Jesper Osmund (narrative consultant)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Morgan Lee Morgan ... Self (archive material)
Helen Morgan Helen Morgan ... Self (archive material)
Wayne Shorter ... Self
Larry Reni Thomas Larry Reni Thomas ... Self
Judith Johnson Judith Johnson ... Self
Jymie Merritt Jymie Merritt ... Self
Bennie Maupin Bennie Maupin ... Self
Paul West Paul West ... Self
Billy Harper Billy Harper ... Self
Al Harrison Al Harrison ... Self
Albert Tootie Heath Albert Tootie Heath ... Self
Larry Ridley Larry Ridley ... Self
Charli Persip Charli Persip ... Self
Lena Sherrod Lena Sherrod ... Self
Ron St. Clair Ron St. Clair ... Self
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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.

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Soundtracks

Search For The New Land
written & performed by Lee Morgan
published by BMG Platinum Songs, A BMG Company and EMI Longitude Music, Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music publishing Scandinavia
(P) 1964 Blue Note Records
under license from Universal Music AB
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Boring
17 April 2020 | by powderandlouderSee all my reviews

I found this documentary on a FB Profile of a friend who recommended it. Well, she is a Jazz musician, so it´s understandable. I thought the story-telling was slow and boring and after I watched the whole documentary I thought to myself : there are people you have never heard about and it this is sometimes even better- like in this case here


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Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,902, 26 March 2017

Gross USA:

$128,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,986
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1.85 : 1
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