Miles Davis had just released “Nefertiti” and was at the start of a turn toward electronic music when he appeared at the UC Berkeley Jazz Festival in the Greek Theater.
Carmen McRae at the Berkeley Jazz Festival in 1968.
Carmen McRae at Berkeley Jazz Festival in 1968.
Big Black was the name of this percussionist who accompanied Hugh Masekela at the Monterey Pop Festival.
Hugh Masekela brought an African jazz-pop sound to America, and enjoyed huge success with songs on the Top Forty charts.
Herbie Hancock (piano player, age 27) and Ron Carter (bass player, age 30) at the Berkeley Jazz Festival. Herbie Hancock had just left Miles Davis's band months before this appearance.
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