Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story Reviews

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August 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.
July 13, 2016
If you're into jazz, give it a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 18, 2015
The late jazz great is honored with a terrific tribute concert and a respectful documentary.
December 17, 2015
Collectively, the mixed approaches illuminate a complicated man, at once spiritual and temperamental.
December 14, 2015
Despite a surfeit of talking-head commentary, the film has a strong feel for the emotion behind Frank Morgan's acclaimed bebop.
December 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.
December 1, 2015
Heikin, unlike so many impatient directors, knows that in a doc about musicians, the music should breathe.
September 25, 2015
[A] bittersweet ode to a phoenix who kept singeing his own wings.
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