At the heart of Kasper Collin's poignant and evocative documentary is the only interview with Helen More, widow of the jazz trumpet legend Lee Morgan (The Sidewinder), recorded many years after his shocking, premature death.
Helen had been Lee's savior and redeemer when his heroin addiction put him on the street in the 1960s. To that point he'd been riding high, a teenage protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, who played with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock. More has her own story too, and they converged in a beautiful love affair-at least for a while.
You don't have to be a jazz fan to appreciate the multiple, tragic ironies that makes this film such a sucker punch of a crime story, but by the end you will probably find yourself seeking out some more Lee Morgan sounds. Interviews with Wayne Shorter, Paul West and Jymie Merritt complete the picture.
|Running Time:||91 minutes|
|Awards:||Sharon Pinkenson Award, Philadelphia|
|Principal Cast:||Wayne Shorter, Paul West, Jymie Merritt, Billy Harper, Albert Heath|
|Cinematographers:||Bradford Young, Erik Vallsten|
|Editor:||Hanna Lejonqvist, Eva Hillström, Dino Jonsäter|