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Bola Sete at the Montery Jazz Festival

This is a great live album. Bola Sete was an innovative player, full of both energy and joy and it comes through in the music. One of the first to bring South American music to the states-I saw him live years later and that joy and warmth still came out strong. The percussionist on this album rocks as well, some of the best percussion solos I've ever heard.


Born: July 16, 1923 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Genre: World

Years Active: '60s

The words Bola Sete are Portuguese for the seventh ball in the billiard game, which is the only black one. He got his nickname after being the only black man in a small group. From an early age, he was habitual at the Bohemian circles of Praça Tiradentes, Rio, where musicians met. At 17, he joined composer Henricão's group, which was going to Marília for an eight-month season. Returning to Rio, he played at every available venue in Campinas SP and Niterói RJ. In 1945, Rio's Rádio Transmissora instituted...
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