Bullitt (1968): What You Need to Know (Beyond Chase Scene)

Jazz Quartet
In the restaurant scene, the live band playing in the background is Meridian West, a jazz quartet that McQueen had seen performing at the famous Sausalito restaurant, The Trident.
When they meet at Enrico’s in North Beach, the lunch guest of Eddy (Lt. Frank Bullitt’s confidential informant) “folk singer” is Mimi Farina, sister of famed Joan Baez (in uncredited role).
The jazz band playing at the Coffee Cantata was known as Meridian West and the members were, on guitar: Larry Vogt; flute: Julie Iger Roseman; percussion: Al Pimental and bass: Nat Johnson.
According to Julie Iger Roseman, McQueen had discovered them playing in San Francisco, bought them a drink, and hired them for the movie, in which they were recorded at Francis Ford Coppola’s local studio. But, according to guitarist Vogt, the actual music heard was by composer Lalo Schifrin, and was not them playing.