Lee Morgan was a formidable jazz trumpeter and band-leader who played on John Coltrane’s Blue Train and made more than two dozen records for Blue Note. As plaintive and mournful as one of Lee’s recordings, I Called Him Morgan attempts to unravel the tumultuous relationship between Morgan and his common law wife, Helen. Weaving together memories and music, archive footage and the sweet remembrances of jazz greats like Albert Heath, Billy Harper and Wayne Shorter, this is an entrancing reclamation of half-forgotten music history.
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Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
★★★★★ I Called Him Morgan isn’t just the greatest jazz documentary since Let’s Get Lost, it’s a documentary-as-jazz. Spellbinding, mercurial, hallucinatory, exuberant, tragic…