Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (DVD)

Directed by N.C. Heikin

Release Year: 2016
Running Time: 83
UPC: 7 38329 21211 7
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
$29.95 $20.97 (30% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada
Cast
Grace Kelly
Garrett Marchbank
Cathy Diane Tomlin

Crew
Directed by N.C. Heikin

Packed with thrilling music, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story is an absorbing documentary about a gifted alto sax player and Charlie Parker's protégée, Frank Morgan. Morgan fell hard into heroin and got to be almost as good a conman and thief as he was a musician in order to feed his habit. The habit cost him 30 years of his life in and out of prison, most of it at San Quentin, where he performed in a big band with fellow junkie jazz musicians that grew famous in the Bay Area. To bring the past into the present, director N.C. Heikin brought an all-star band together into the "Q" for a concert. This hyper-emotional event forms the backbone of this riveting film.

Written and Directed by N.C. HEIKIN
Produced by JAMES EGAN SU KIM
Executive Producer MICHAEL CONNELLY
Executive Producers LINDA CONNELLY, ROBERT CONNELLY, & ROBERT PÉPIN

“it’s a fond and forgiving tribute to the man, filled with music that moves beyond happy and sad, and toward something like brilliance.” - The New York Times

“2015 has been a great year for music docs, with films about Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Kurt Cobain and the Wrecking Crew all scoring with audiences and critics. And here, at year's end, comes "Sound of Redemption" — as good as any.” - The Los Angeles Times

“N.C. Heikin's hurtin' beauty of a doc” - The Village Voice

“the film has a strong feel for the emotion behind Frank Morgan’s acclaimed bebop." - The Hollywood Reporter

“Heikin's best inspiration is to stage and film a tribute concert at San Quentin. Grace Kelly's tender "Over the Rainbow" solo might stir tears, and Heikin, unlike so many impatient directors, knows that in a doc about musicians, the music should breathe.” - LA Weekly

"N.C. Heikin’s terrific music documentary interweaves a great concert by the late jazzman’s admirers and acolytes at the Bay Area prison with a stirring history of both the L.A. music scene and mid-century, African American show business in general. But really, the kickiest part is when it recounts the ingenious criminal schemes Morgan dreamed up to support his gargantuan heroin habit." - Los Angeles Daily News

"If you're a Jazz fan but unfamiliar with the Charlie Parker protege Frank Morgan, "Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story" will school you on a saxophone virtuoso and convict who lived what sounds like four adventurous, glamorous, tragic lives while earning the title "the new Bird." "Redemption" traces how deep the comparisons cut into Morgan's psyche." - RogerEbert.com

Morgan's "redemption" came at a high price, and the film effectively balances realism and optimism in portraying his deeply troubled yet fulfilling life."  - Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz

 

 


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 5:50pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming 7/2! 2 Belmondo Action Classics! Le Professionnel (1981) • Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berge…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 2:38pm
After a big opening weekend in Los Angeles, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT continues at' @LTLosAngeles' (3D + 2D) and…' https://t.co/8Ea0nDIzVq'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 2:18pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': "By the end of ‘Be Natural,’ you won’t only have a clear idea of who this remarkable woman was; you may well have acqui…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 1:59pm
RT' @morriconeyouth': Movie Lounge screenings at this weekend’s' @WFMU' Record Fair' @brooklynexpocen' this Sat (12p Here To Be Heard: THE STORY…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 1:58pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming July 2nd on DVD & BD! 3 Masterpieces by Jean-Pierre Melville! 3 4K Restorations! Bob Le Flambeur (1956) LOADED…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 10:32am
RT' @MetrographNYC': "Some people said the world would end in 1999. But now it's the year 2000 and we're all still fucking alive." Bi Gan's L…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 25 2019 at 9:05am
RT' @NonFilms': A few of the best films we've seen in 2019: Long Day's Journey Into Night (dir. Bi Gan), A Great Lamp (dir. Saad Qureshi), Bl…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 24 2019 at 6:17pm
RT' @Kanopy': DOGTOOTH (2009) was the twisted, warped, maddening film that put Yorgos Lanthimos on the map! You can watch it here on Kanopy!…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com