Ralph J. Gleason Documentary Films
1963 - 1970
Color & B/W Film
Anatomy Of A Hit (1963)
A 90-minute, black & white film on the making of the hit record “Cast Your Fate To The Wind” by Vince Guaraldi, filmed in various locations in and around the San Francisco Bay area.
Duke Ellington: Love You, Madly (1965)
An Emmy-nominated, 60 minute black & white film on Duke Ellington. The film includes rehearsal, backstage and performance footage of Ellington’s 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival appearance and other locations such as the Basin Street West Jazz Club, Coast Recorders and the Fairmont Hotel.
Duke Ellington: A Concert Of Sacred Music At Grace Cathedral (1965)
An Emmy-nominated 60 minute black & white film of Duke Ellington’s celebrated performance of religious music at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California.
Monterey Jazz Festival (1967)
A 4-hour color documentary film presented in four 1-hour segments. Narrated by Ralph J. Gleason, the film includes an interview with festival founder Jimmy Lyons. Filmed on location at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, the documentary features both backstage and performance footage, including the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Carmen McRae, B.B. King, Richie Havens, the Woody Herman Orchestra and many, many more!
Westpole 1 (1968)
A 1-hour color experimental documentary film containing both Gleason-produced material and film elements licensed from other film-makers, including performances by Ace of Cups, Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sons of Champlin and The Grateful Dead.
Go Ride The Music (1970)
A 1-hour color film shot on location in San Francisco and near Santa Rosa, featuring performances by Jefferson Airplane and the Quicksilver Messenger Service.
A Night At The Family Dog (1970)
A 1-hour color concert film shot at the Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco, featuring Jefferson Airplane, Santana and The Grateful Dead.
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