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History of Jazz Timeline: 1968

Miles Davis Miles Davis records Filles de Kilimanjaro (Columbia) with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, and Tony Williams. His new third wife, singer Betty Mabry, appears on the cover.
Warner Brothers releases Irish rocker Van Morrison's Astral Weeks.
Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and saxophonist/flutist Harold Land play together on Total Eclipse (Blue Note) with Chick Corea on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums.
Anthony Braxton records For Alto (Delmark), a 2-LP collection of solo saxophone improvisations.
President Richard Nixon hosts an event in honor of Duke Ellington's 70th birthday, awarding the artist the Congressional Medal of Freedom (the highest honor that can be awarded to a civilian) at the White House.
Trumpeter and flugelhorn player Art Farmer moves to Vienna.

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