A talk about the hardships faced by undocumented Haitian workers in the Dominican Republic and the stories of immigrants at a Georgia ICE detention center during the COVID-19 pandemic are just two of six documentaries making their world premiere at the annual 24h Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Operating outRead More →

Anthony Crawford was one of the wealthiest men in Abbeville, South Carolina, with over 400 acres of land; his farm was prosperous and self-sufficient. Crawford employed the black community. Anthony Crawford was murdered on October 21, 1916 by a mob of over 200 white men, then they lynched him. HOBORead More →

King Sukii , Associate Editor @KingSukii Susanna Osborne, more affectionately known as Sukii, is Associate Entertainment Editor for iOne Digital. The Spanish Harlem native started blogging in 2010 when she started covering hip-hop’s rising stars for GlobalGrind. Music (and entertainment in general) are areas Sukii continues to focus on asRead More →

Blue Note took a while to release this session but even after a three year delay the music sounds great. Morgan’s trumpet style was virtually fully formed by the time he was twenty and has remained virtually unchanged since then except to become slightly more economical and refined. Morgan isRead More →

No ordinary man (Canada) 80 mins. Stream online at the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival from September 24 to October 7 on VIFF Connect We talk a lot about the importance of screen representation, but No ordinary man aims to vividly capture the emotional impact of acknowledging aspects of one’sRead More →

On Friday July 10, 2020, Christian Lee Morgan’s journey on Earth ended and he went to join our Lord. Christian was born on September 26, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Troy High School. Christian loved his family and friends. Although calm, her heart was big. He wouldRead More →

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California. | Roll call Al Drago / CQ via AP On September 14, 2001, three days after New York’s Twin Towers were flattened by two hijacked airliners, with the ruins of the building still smoldering, 3,000 dead, more than 6,000 injured, Congress met to consider President GeorgeRead More →

The jazz collection has an archaeological aspect; it’s one of my favorite aspects of the hobby. More than most other genres, jazz evolved in its early decades, and it did so on record. Each musician was distinctive, changing from session to session, and interacting with other musicians in ways specificRead More →

Although historically the music on this album doesn’t carry the dawn of hard bop, it always felt like it. Morgan and Shorter were his first vocals in Blakey’s quintet. Art was a diviner when it came to creative players, and in Morgan and Shorter he hit the jackpot. Tragically, heRead More →

Philadelphia horn blower Lee Morgan had been with Blue note folders for nearly nine years when he recorded corn breadhis 12th album for the label, in a single session held on Saturday September 18, 1965. to listen corn bread now. Originally from Philadelphia, Morgan was a precociously talented trumpet prodigyRead More →

A first film as a director for Morgan Marceloriginal hamilton cast member, Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project is a 10-minute short documentary about the creation, purpose and promising legacy of The Eliza Project, co-founded by Philippa Sou (original ‘Eliza hamilton,’ hamilton) & Morgan Marcel. With Renée Elise Goldsberry, JonathanRead More →

Hear Morgan’s trumpet player Eddie Henderson November 3-4 at Lewers Lounge, then watch the Hawaii International Film Festival documentary “I Called Him Morgan” on November 5. Video and photos: Courtesy of the Honolulu International Film Festival ADirectors and directors make regular appearances at film festivals, but it’s rare to hearRead More →

FilmRise has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Swedish director Kasper Collin’s Lee Morgan documentary “I Called Him Morgan.” The documentary had its world premiere at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, then screened at the Toronto, Telluride and New York film festivals. “I Called Him Morgan” will be released theatricallyRead More →

In the 1950s, some jazz musicians thought they couldn’t get that Charlie Parker “happy-sad feeling” without using drugs. So says a friend of saxophonist Frank Morgan in “Sound of Redemption”, a documentary that revels in joy despite some very sad events. Mr. Morgan was born into music. His father wasRead More →

The film delves into another association, with Joni Mitchell, whose albums ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’ are unimaginable without Pastorius; calling him the bassist for these sessions somehow understates his role. Some of Pastorius’ most striking performance footage in film comes from Mrs. Mitchell’s 1979 tour with aRead More →

BY MAT MARSHALL July 6, 2009 Log in to view the number of plays Lee Morgan Tom Cat Blue Note / Music Matters 2008 (1980) Tom Cat continues Music Matter’s program of re-releasing generally unavailable Blue Note sessions from the 1950s and 1960s on double 45 rpm vinyl albums. AsRead More →

This album may not have the same status as Charlie Chaplin’s revered film of the same title, but it’s a session that evokes similar feelings. Like the beloved Tramp, Lee Morgan earns our respect with a performance of exceptional warmth and dignity, grace and beauty, peppered with moments of sweetRead More →

Although Lee Morgan had already made a handful of albums by the age of 19, The Cook (1957) depicts his throwing of the gauntlet as successor to Clifford Brown’s vacant throne. It’s close to being a pure bebop session, reminiscent of a date like Reserved for musicians (Verve, 1956), onRead More →