I Called Him Morgan – Kasper Collin (2016)

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ICalled Him Morgan is a 2016 Swedish produced documentary film written and directed by Kasper Collin which gives an account of the life of and relation between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen Morgan, later responsible for his murder in February 1972. The documentary was produced over a period of seven years, 2009 – 2016, and edited over a period of three years. Among the participants in I Called Him Morgan are Wayne Shorter, Jymie Merritt, Billy Harper, Judith Johnson, Bennie Maupin, Larry Ridley, Paul West, Larry Reni Thomas, Al Harrison, Charli Persip and Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath. … There are 20 reviews registered at Metacritic. Eight of them are registered as 100/100, and the film has reached a metascore of 90/100. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 96% ‘Certified Fresh’ score based on 52 reviews. The…

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