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Bola Sete


What Bola Sete are Portuguese for the seventh ball within the billiard game, that is the only dark one. He got his nickname after getting the only dark man in a little group. From an early on age group, he was habitual in the Bohemian circles of Praça Tiradentes, Rio, where music artists fulfilled. At 17, he became a member of composer Henricão’s group, that was likely to Marília for an eight-month time of year. Time for Rio, he performed at every obtainable location in Campinas SP and Niterói RJ. In 1945, Rio’s Rádio Transmissora instituted a violão (classical guitar) competition, where he was the champion. He continued to try out through Minas Gerais and Rio. Finally, he was employed contractually by Rádio Transmissora and he worked well in the popular Trem da Alegria display for 3 years in the João Caetano Theatre with Lamartine Babo, Iara Product sales, and Héber de Bôscoli. By the end from the ’40s, he shaped his personal group, Bola Sete e seu Conjunto. For the reason that period, Dolores Durán, who continued to be always a popular vocalist and composer, was a crooner in the Béguin nightclub as soon as asked, became the group’s vocalist in the Drink and Vogue nightclubs. In 1952, he visited Italy and performed in several night clubs and resorts until 1954. For the reason that yr, he came back to Brazil and shaped an orchestra, with which he toured through Argentina, Uruguay, and Spain. In 1955, he toured once again, this time around through Lima, Peru, and Santiago perform Chile. In 1959, he shifted to the U.S. and in 1962, was employed directly by the overall supervisor of Sheraton Resorts to try out in the number of units of this string. In 1960, the label Sinter, which got already documented several slashes with him, released the LP Bola Sete. He previously also documented for Odeon, which released at exactly the same time Bola Sete e Quatro Trombones along with his personal compositions and Gershwin specifications. In 1962, he made an appearance in the historical Bossa Nova Celebration at Carnegie Hall in NY. He also performed on the Community Gate and Vanguard. Within the same calendar year, Odeon Brasil released O Extraordinário Bola Sete and Illusion released Bossa Nova. He was after that playing at New York’s Recreation area Sheraton and afterwards within the same calendar year, he transferred to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA to play on the Sheraton Palace. Dizzy Gillespie was keeping there and paid attention to him every evening. When Gillespie’s pianist, Lalo Schifrin, found the resort, he fulfilled Sete, with whom he previously become acquainted and used once the Brazilian toured Argentina. Invited by Gillespie, Sete used him on the Ninth Annual Monterey Jazz Celebration with great achievement. Following tours along with a documented record with Gillespie, Sete transferred again to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and became a member of Vince Guaraldi’s trio. This two-year association, rewarding for both performers, consolidated the currently expressive reputation of Sete within the U.S. They documented jointly 1963’s Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete & Close friends (Illusion). After that he produced his very own trio with Brazilian music artists Tião Neto (bass) and Chico Batera (drums), with which he performed on the 1966 Monterey Jazz Celebration, once again with great achievement. From November 11 to 13, 1966, Sete was highlighted on the Fillmore Auditorium. His produces within the U.S. consist of 1964’s Tour de Drive and From All Edges (with Vince Guaraldi), 1965’s The Single Electric guitar of Bola Sete as well as the Matchless Bola Sete, 1966’s Live at Un Matador (with Vince Guaraldi) and Autentico, 1967’s On the Monterey Jazz Celebration, 1969’s Shebaba (during Illusion), 1976’s Focusing on a Groovy Thing (Paramount), 1981’s Sea and Sea II (Shed Lake), and 1985’s Jungle Suite (Dance Kitty). In 1969, he made an appearance in the Mexico Brazilian and American Music Event, as well as Eumir Deodato, Milton Nascimento, and Airto Moreira.

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Full Name Bola Sete
Died February 14, 1987, Greenbrae, California, United States
Nationality Brazilian
Music Songs Ginza samba, Mambossa, Manha de carnaval, Mambeando, Shambhala Moon, Voodoo Village, Guitar Lamento, Casaba, El Matador, Windspell, Vira Mundo Penba, Little Fishes, Tour de force, Soul Samba, A Taste of Honey, Menino pequeno da bateria, My Different World, Moon Rays, Tio George, Up the Creek, Brazilian Bossa Galore, Meu Ogum, Ballad of Pancho Villa, Black Orpheus Suite, Be-Bossa, Jongo, Inn of the Beginning, Cotati, O Astronauto, Inn of the Beginning, Macumba, Flamenco Fantasy, Morning Rises Through the Mist
Albums Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends, Ocean, Tour de Force, From All Sides, Shebaba, Live at El Matador, Bossa Nova, The Solo Guitar of Bola Sete, Jungle Suite, Vince & Bola, Ocean Memories, Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Incomparable Bola Sete, Workin' on a Groovy Thing, Autentico!, Goin' to Rio, Bola Sete Live at Grace Cathedral, Bossa Nova (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962), Crystal Garden, Bossa Nova (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks), Piel Canela (Famous For Hits! Bossa Nova), Bola Sete (Five Original Bossa Nova Albums), The Kitchen Tapes, O Extraordinario Bola Sete (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962), Bola 7 e 4 Trombones (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1958), The Music of Brazil / The Guitar of Bola Sete Volume 2 / Recordings 1957 - 1958, The Music of Brazil / The Guitar of Bola Sete Volume 1 / Recordings 1957 - 1958, Copacabana (Brazil!), Menino Desce Dai, Ritmolândia (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1958), Nota Triste, Piel Canela, Remexendo, Bossa Nova. Another Brazilian Love Affair, Vol. 7, Essential Hits, Manha~ de Carnaval, Noite Chuvosa, Golden Hits By Bola Sete Vol. 2, Golden Hits By Bola Sete Vol. 1, Carnival In Rio (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1958), Windspell, É a Bola da Vez (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1959), Remastered Hits (All Tracks Remastered), To De Sinuca, O Extraordinario Bola Sete (Remastered 2015), Bola Sete em Hi-Fi (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1958), Tour de Force (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1963), Sem Voce (Hall of Fame), Molambo

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