I Called Him Morgan
Film Info
Run Time:92 min
Director(s):Kasper Collin

Recruited by Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 18, jazz musician Lee Morgan had all the promise of a legend—until he was shot dead by his wife Helen. A hybrid between a music doc and a true crime story, I Called Him Morgan immerses you in the jazz scene of the 1960s and the story of Morgan’s rise through the ranks, before delving into his mysterious relationship and its fatal climax. Stunning archival images and Bradford Young’s (known for his work with Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay) 16mm cinematography evoke both the cool and the cold of this true-life tale of jazz and murder.

Additional Information

Variety - "A visual and textural triumph."

The Guardian - 5/5 stars, "Spellbinding, mercurial, hallucinatory, exuberant, tragic… the greatest jazz documentary since Let’s Get Lost…"

Wall Street Journal - "Kasper Collin's brilliant film plays like first-rate drama."