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Lee Morgan Search for the New Land

The new Lee Morgan documentary is evocative and emotional and well-worth catching.

In the meantime…

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1 thelarmis   ~  Mar 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing; I hadn't heard of this. Really need to see it! Do you know if it'll be on Netflix or a DVD?

2 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 27, 2017 6:38 pm

Cool, going to check this out...

3 Boatzilla   ~  Mar 28, 2017 12:54 am

Too bad Jazz is touring Southeast Asia. He'd be all over this like white on rice.

Thanks for the tip, Alex.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 28, 2017 9:12 am

Major theatrical release. So I assume it will be streaming in 6 months or so. There’s also a big Coltrane doc coming out in April.

The Morgan one is good. There is not a lot of footage of him so there is a bunch of visual vamping to make up for that. However, the heart of the documentary is an audio recording of Morgan's wife given just a month before she died in 1996. Hearing her voice, her side of the story is really powerful. And you come away just feeling bad for everyone.

But if you are a Morgan fan it is a must. And if you don't know Lee Morgan it is a fine introduction.

5 thelarmis   ~  Mar 28, 2017 10:27 am

Boat - I'll email Jazz about it.

AB - Thanks again for the heads up. It's not showing in Atlanta. I'll have to remember it and hope to catch it later in the year. I have a TON of Lee Morgan stuff, including every single date he did for Blue Note Records as a leader or sideman! That's.a lot. Amazing output for such a young man. I tell my college students the story of what happened when I hip them to The Sidewinder - and Billy Higgins! - in my Style & Analysis: Critical Listening course.

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