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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 ... Himself (archive material)
Helen Morgan Helen Morgan ... Herself (archive material)
Wayne Shorter ... Himself
Larry Reni Thomas Larry Reni Thomas ... Himself
Judith Johnson Judith Johnson ... Herself
Jymie Merritt Jymie Merritt ... Himself
Bennie Maupin Bennie Maupin ... Himself
Paul West Paul West ... Himself
Billy Harper Billy Harper ... Himself
Al Harrison Al Harrison ... Himself
Albert Tootie Heath Albert Tootie Heath ... Himself
Larry Ridley Larry Ridley ... Himself
Charli Persip Charli Persip ... Himself
Lena Sherrod Lena Sherrod ... Herself
Ron St. Clair Ron St. Clair ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Called Him Morgan See more »

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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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Color:

Color (Black & White and Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Warm-Up/Dialogue with Rudy Van Gelder
performed by Lee Morgan & Rudy Van Gelder
(P) 1999 Blue Note Records
under license from Universal Music AB
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Very good music doc
26 January 2019 | by tprspanSee all my reviews

This was very good. It really set the mood for time periods of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and of course it was very informative on the music and personal life of Lee Morgan, a great jazz trumpet player. Great interviews with his fellow band members and wife also.


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