Kasper Collin’s second feature-length documentary, I Called Him Morgan looks at one of the music world’s most shocking and talked-about murders.
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his 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 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 with cinematography by Bradford Young (DOP, Selma).
KASPER COLLIN, director/ producer
Kasper Collin’s first feature-length film was My Name is Albert Ayler (2005), in which he draws a portrait of American jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler’s life. It was among the most well received theatrically released documentaries in UK and US during 2007 and 2008.
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Running time: 91 minutes