Bitterroot Records & Goods
Bola Sete - Aqui Está
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Brand new. Sealed album.
Cornbread Records presents a reissue of Bola Sete's debut, Aqui Esta O Bola Sete, originally released in 1957. The Brazilian-born master guitarist Bola Sete (literally translated to "seven ball" and a snooker reference) originally studied music at the conservatory of Rio while playing in his own jazz sextet and small samba combos. Sete spent time in Italy and also absorbed jazz influences as he was an avid fan of Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. It was these influences, along with the local samba and bossa nova flavor he was absorbing on a daily basis in Brazil that form the foundation of his sound. Aqui Esta O Bola Sete combines those influences beautifully in a perfect jazz samba setting, showcasing a fully-formed artist who had been a professional musician for years before releasing this album. Sete counted among his admirers and fans such disparate legends as Dizzy Gillespie and John Fahey, and one listen to this masterful debut will tell you why. 180 gram vinyl.