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Bola Sete

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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”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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Albums

Windspell
Windspell
Fantasy
2008
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[no cover]
Live At Grace...
Fantasy
2004
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Voodoo Village
Voodoo Village
Fantasy Jazz
2004
buy
[no cover]
Shambhala Moon
Fantasy
2001
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Tour de Force
Tour de Force
Fantasy Jazz
2001
buy
[no cover]
Ocean Memories
Fantasy
1999
buy

Videos

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