BOLA SETE – Samba in Seattle : Live at the Penthouse 1966-1968

There is only one Bola”Carlos Santana, 2021

“Fahey once said that Bola Sete’s music came from a time ‘when people were closer to themselves, God and each other.’ It oozes forth on these recordings from every scintillating note.” 8/10 – UNCUT

A 3CD set of previously unreleased live recordings.

Bola Sete – Samba in Seattle : Live at the Penthouse, 1966-1968 is the first official release of the legendary and influential Brazilian acoustic guitarist BOLA SETE’s live recordings at the Penthouse jazz club in Seattle, WA featuring bassist SEBASTIÃO NETO and drummer PAULINHO MAGALHÃES.

Produced by Grammy-nominated jazz detective ZEV FELDMAN, and remastered from the original tape reels in cooperation with THE BOLA SETE ESTATE, this deluxe 3-CD set includes an extensive 40 page booklet with rare photos from THE PENTHOUSE; essay by music critic GREG CASSEUS (aka GREG CAZ); new interviews and statements by guitar icon CARLOS SANTANA, legendary composer/pianist LALO SCHIFRIN, Sete’s friend, pianist and producer, GEORGE WINSTON, and Bola Sete’s widow ANNE SETE; plus an effusive tribute by the late guitar great JOHN FAHEY.

Samba in Seattle is a significant addition to the recorded legacy of an oft–sampled musician (A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla and Dan The Automator) whose career straddled bossa nova, jazz–pop and early New Age.


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