Bola Sete - Live at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, 1976

This is Bola Sete at his best in live performance. This enhanced CD includes six performance photos, sheet music for "Guitar Lamento", and a copy of the original concert program.

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Bola Sete - Ocean Memories

These solo recordings represent the extremely unique and beautiful guitarist Bola Sete. This two-disc set includes songs never before released.

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Bola Sete - Shambhala Moon

This is the great Brazilian guitarist's solo guitar suite containing the music of hidden and magical places. Included is one previously unissued bonus track, "Shambhala Moon."

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The Sun Pours Through the Darkness Gently, Gently Play Play
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Carlos Santana - Influences (Video)

Carlos Santana guides us through a tribute to his greatest influnces: Bola Sete, Gabor Szabo, and Wes Montgomery.

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Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival

By 1966, Bola Sete, known for his brilliant Brazilian Afro-jazz fusion, had formed his own trio with drummer Paulinho Da Costa and bassist Sebastiao Neto. This CD features a medley of songs from the movie Orfeo Negra (Black Orpheus) and two original compositions, including an exquisitely Brazilian "Flamenco", on which the players catch fire.

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Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - Vince & Bola

This set combines the first and third albums recorded by this potent Pan-American duo, Vince Guaraldi/Bola Sete and Friends and Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete live at El Matador (1963, 1966). Spotlighting Sete's deft, spidery lines, Guaraldi's solos, with their hallmark "bent" notes, a sublime repertoire ranging from pop and rock to jazz and bossas (including the "Black Orpheus Suite"), Vince & Bola is an outstanding jazz-samba collaboration.

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Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - From All Sides

"Jazz music continually offers blinding examples of musical empathy but none, it strikes me, with the drama inherent in the demonstrable empathy of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete."

--Ralph J. Gleason, 1963

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The Bola Sete Trios - Tour de Force

Originally released as Bossa Nova (1962) and Tour de Force (1963), Bola Sete makes his debut before the national U.S. audience.

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Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual - Paul Winter / Bola Sete & Vince Guaraldi

Jazz Casual was the first regular nationally syndicated jazz TV program. This CD has two original programs from that series, one with Bola and Vince, and another with Paul Winter.

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The Original Soundtrack from the Film - Black Orpheus

This acclaimed soundtrack from the 1959 movie "Orfeo Negro" provoked an immediate, massive world-wide addiction to the smooth rhythm of the Bossa Nova. Features a Bola Sete medley including "Manha de Carnaval", "A Felicidade", and "Samba De Orfeo".

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Jungle Suite (LP)

Recorded in 1982. All of these songs appear on Shambala Moon. Excellent condition - never been played! Limited quantities available.

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The Sun Pours Through The Darkness Gently, Gently Play Play
Many Shades of Green Play Play
Ocean (LP)

Recorded in 1972. All of these songs have been remastered and appear on Ocean Memories. Excellent condition - never been played! Limited quantities available.

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Ocean (Original Release) ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in 1972, released on John Fahey's Takoma record label. All of these songs have since been remastered and appear on Ocean Memories, as well as the Ocean LP.

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Goin' To Rio ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in 1973, this is a tribute to people and places that are dear to Bola, including Rio de Janeiro, Sausalito, and the guitarist John Fahey. Bola plays acoustic guitar with a full orchestra.

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I See Your Face Play Play
Folk Guitar Play Play
Workin' On A Groovy Thing ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the early 1970s, Bola interprets selections from the era's pop music, including the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and Steven Stills. Also includes two original songs.

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Bettina Play Play
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Shebaba ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the early 1970s, Bola plays the 13-string lutar, as well as the 6-string electric. Six original songs appear on this album, as well as interpretations of the Beatles' "Polythene Pam / She Came In through the Bathroom Window" and George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord".

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The Solo Guitar of Bola Sete ( Currently Not In Print )

Choros and preludes from a 1965 solo recording.

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The Incomparable Bola Sete ( Currently Not In Print )

Here Bola is heard in two contexts: one with percussion accompaniment and Bola himself overdubbing extra parts, and another with a more traditional quartet.

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Autentico! Bola Sete and his New Brazilian Trio ( Currently Not In Print )

With Sebastiao Neto on bass and Paulinho on drums, mid-1960s.

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Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete Live at El Matador ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded live at San Francisco's El Matador in 1966. Included on Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - Vince & Bola, available above.

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Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends ( Currently Not In Print )

The first recorded collaboration of Bola Sete & Vince Guaraldi, released in 1963. Included on Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - Vince & Bola, available above.

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Bola Sete - Bossa Nova ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the 1960s.

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Up the Creek Play Play
Bola 7 ... É a Bola da Vez ( Currently Not In Print )

Originally released in South America in 1959, this album was remastered and released in a limited edition CD in 2002.

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Ma Griffe Play Play
Batucando Mesmo Play Play
O Extraordinario Bola Sete ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the early 1950s in Brazil, with Bola playing electric guitar. Never released on CD or cassette.

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Eu Vou de Samba Rock Play Play
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Aquî Esta o Bola Sete ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the early 1950s in Brazil, with Bola playing electric guitar. Never released on CD or cassette.

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Bola Sete e 4 Trombones ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the early 1950s in Brazil, with Bola playing electric guitar. Never released on CD or cassette.

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Bola Sete em Alta Fidelidade ( Currently Not In Print )

Recorded in the early 1950s in Brazil, with Bola playing electric guitar. Never released on CD or cassette.

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The Jazz Guitar Album (Currently Not In Print )

A Verve double-LP compilation of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. Includes Bola's "Soul Samba."

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Brazilian Horizons, Volume 2

A compilation of "jazz-imbued Brazilian music and Brazilian-inspired jazz." Includes Bola's "Influencia do Jazz" and music from the likes of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Moacir Santos.

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Brazil Blue

A compilation of Brazilian jazz. Includes Bola's "Copacabana" and various songs by other great Brazilian artists.

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Verve Ultimate Series - Dizzy Gillespie (Selected by Roy Hargrove)

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove selects his favorite Dizzy Gillespie tunes on this Verve compilation. Bola performs with Dizzy on "Chega de Suadade".

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Bossa Nova - Verve Jazz 'Round Midnight

A collection of 60s Brazilian-influenced jazz.

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Ocean Life

A compilation of songs inspired by the ocean. Compiled for the Museum of Natural History, the album includes songs by The Persuasions, Duke Ellington, Claude Debussy, George Frederic Handel, and more. Includes "Little Fishes" from Vince Quaraldi & Bola Sete's From All Sides.

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The Art of the Fillmore - The Poster Series 1966 - 1971

A beautiful art book of Bill Graham Fillmore concert posters. Contains two of Bola Sete's concert posters.

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