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Best Music Docs of 2017

From a primer on California punk to the definitive documentary on 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine

Best Music Documentary 2017 Stories from the Edge

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Deadheads, jazzbos and punk rockers unite! We’ve got our picks for the year’s best music documentaries – from a look at the Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip of a career to the four-hour, definitive portrait of 50 years of Rolling Stone.

I Called Him Morgan

Lee Morgan was a big deal in the 1960s NYC hard-bop scene; Helen More was a jazz fanatic who’d help the trumpeter get off drugs, become his common-law wife and, one night in between sets at an East Village nightclub, shoot him dead. Kasper Collin’s portrait of two mercurial music lovers is both a corrective to those who don’t know the former Jazz Messenger Ensemble player’s work and a painfully tragic amour fou story. 

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