Friday, May 18

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Project

Art Pepper wrote in his autobiography Straight Life that one of the greatest bands he played in was while incarcerated at San Quentin in the 1960s. The band, dubbed The San Quentin All Stars, was led by Frank Morgan, a jazz saxophonist that a decade earlier had been crowned the successor to Charlie Parker. But instead of rising to fame Frank Morgan spent the next three decades in and out of prison on drug related arrests - and not always the non-violent kind. Sound of Redemption is Frank Morgan's story, from the needle and spoon to the saxophone. Currently the film is in post-production and has a kickstarter page set-up in hopes to raise the funds needed for color correction, sound mixing, and licensing fees, all of which are essential to finishing the film. A $10,000 pledge will get an Executive Producer credit!
Check out the trailer:

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