Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story Reviews

Sep 14, 2022
Ultimately, Sound of Redemption honors the life of a noted musician, but doesn’t quite make the same impact as its subject or the music he left behind.
Aug 11, 2016
Framed by a memorial concert at San Quentin, where the noted bebop player was incarcerated for many years, this 2014 documentary by N.C. Heikin lays bare the contradictions of his creative life.
Jul 13, 2016
If you're into jazz, give it a look.
Jan 8, 2016
Strong evocation of the lesser-known bebop jazz scene in segregated L.A., and within San Quentin Prison and emphasis on his prodigious musical talent, make this film cool.
Dec 18, 2015
The late jazz great is honored with a terrific tribute concert and a respectful documentary.
Dec 17, 2015
Collectively, the mixed approaches illuminate a complicated man, at once spiritual and temperamental.
Dec 14, 2015
Despite a surfeit of talking-head commentary, the film has a strong feel for the emotion behind Frank Morgan's acclaimed bebop.
Dec 1, 2015
It's a fond and forgiving tribute to the man, filled with music that moves beyond happy and sad, and toward something like brilliance.
Dec 1, 2015
Heikin, unlike so many impatient directors, knows that in a doc about musicians, the music should breathe.
Sep 25, 2015
[A] bittersweet ode to a phoenix who kept singeing his own wings.
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