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"i Called Him Morgan" at Healdsburg Jazz Festival at Raven Film Center


Raven Film Center
Healdsburg Jazz Festival

415 Center St.
Healdsburg, CA


Mon, May 22, 2017
7:00 pm

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Lee Morgan
Lee 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 shock waves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans.

Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity. Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview. Helen’s revealing audio “testimony” acts as a refrain throughout the film, which draws together a wealth of archival photographs and footage, notable talking heads and incredible jazz music to tell the ill-fated pair’s story....

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Gerry Sanders uploaded this event on May 16, 2017