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Bola Sete

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: July 16, 1923 | Died: March 14, 1987    

Bola Sete (born Djalma de Andrade) was a Brazilian guitarist born on July 16, 1923 in Rio de Janeiro and who died on February 14, 1987 in Greenbrae, California. Sete played jazz with Vince Guaraldi as well as with Dizzy Gillespie. His song “Bettina” was featured on the “Tribe Vibes” breakbeat compilation, as it had been sampled by the musical group A Tribe Called Quest.

Bola Sete's name means “Seven Ball”. In Brazilian billiards, the seven ball is the only black ball on the table, and Bola got this nickname when he was the only black member of a small jazz group...
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    Windspell

    Fantasy
    2008
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    Voodoo Village

    Fantasy Jazz
    2004
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    Live At Grace Cathedral

    Fantasy
    2004
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    Tour de Force

    Fantasy Jazz
    2001
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    Shambhala Moon

    Fantasy
    2001
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    Ocean Memories

    Fantasy
    1999
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    Jungle Suite

    Fantasy
    1985
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From All Sides

(1964)
”Bola Sete is as significant as Jimi Hendrix and Segovia, in the sense of having wisdom, knowledge, soul and passion.” -- Carlos Santana
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