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Director Kasper Collin on 'I Called Him Morgan'

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:48

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with Director Kasper Collin about his second major jazz-focused feature documentary, “I Called Him Morgan”.

WHO: Swedish Director Kasper Collin

WHAT: The feature documentary “I Called Him Morgan”.

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 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.

WHERE: Hot Docs Cinema

WHEN: Friday April 7th to Wednesday April 12th

WHY: To celebrate the musical contribution of jazz legend Lee Morgan, and to tell the unusual story of his relationship with his wife Helen.

I Called Him Morgan Trailer from Submarine Deluxe on Vimeo.

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

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