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Bola Sete

Bola Sete

Bola Sete (born Djalma de Andrade) (July 16, 1923 – February 14, 1987) was a Brazilian guitarist. Sete played jazz with Vince Guaraldi and Dizzy Gillespie.

History

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Bola Sete's name means "Seven Ball". In snooker, which is fairly popular in Brazil, the seven ball is the only black ball on the table (like the eight ball in pool), and Bola got this nickname when he was the only black member of a small jazz group.

Sete studied guitar at the Conservatory of Rio. He started performing with his own sextet and local samba groups while he was a student. His early influences were guitarists Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, George Van Eps, and Oscar Moore of the Nat King Cole Trio. He admired the big bands that were touring South America at that time, led by Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, and Woody Herman.

His career started in 1952 when he played clubs and hotels in Italy for four years. Then he returned to Brazil and started touring all of South America, during which time the manager of Sheraton Hotels noticed him and decided to bring him to the US to play in the hotels. He played for New York's Park Sheraton, then moved to San Francisco to play in the Sheraton Palace. Dizzy Gillespie was staying there at the time and listening to Sete playing every day. When Gillespie brought his pianist, Lalo Schifrin, to the hotel, he discovered that Schifrin and Sete had played together in Argentina. This meeting was the beginning of Sete's success in the US. In the fall of 1962, Gillespie took Sete to the Monterey Jazz Festival, where he enjoyed a huge success.

Sete toured with Gillespie, then returned to San Francisco, where he joined the Vince Guaraldi trio. He was well known in the US, and his partnership with Guaraldi yielded several well-received recordings. After staying for a couple of years with Guaraldi, Sete formed his own trio with Sebastião Neto on bass and Paulinho da Costa on drums. With this trio, he appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 and released an album of his performance, which peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Jazz chart.

In the 1970s, Sete became friends with guitarist John Fahey, who had been an admirer. In 1975, Sete's album Ocean was released on Fahey's label, Takoma Records.

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 'Guitar Lamento'

'Guitar Lamento'
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Boogarins

Boogarins

Boogarins is a brazilian psychedelic rock e Neo-psychedelia band formed in 2012, in Goiânia, by members Fernando "Dinho" Almeida (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Benke Ferraz (lead guitar). To complete the quartet, later joined Hans Castro (drums) and Raphael Vaz (contrabass). In 2014, Ynaiã Benthroldo replaced Hans in the drums. The band played in a variety of international festivals, such as Rock in Rio Lisboa, Primavera Sound, Porão do Rock, Coquetel molotov, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza and South by Southwest.

History

Boogarins was formed by Benke and Dinho, two childhood friends who got together and recorded an EP at home (As Plantas Que Curam) while they were still at school. After the release of the EP, Boogarins signed a contract with Other Music, the debut album As Plantas Que Curam was released in 2013.

After the LP's release, the band toured and performed more than 70 shows across Europe, the United States, and in Latin America, plating in festivals such as South by Southwest, in Texas, and the Primavera Sound, in Barcelona. In 2015, the band played in the festival Lollapalooza, in São Paulo

After the long tour, the band recorded their new album, Manual, ou Guia Livre de Dissolução dos Sonhos, in Spain. The album had its release by the end of October in CD, vinil and all streaming platforms.

In 2016, the band participated in Rock in Rio Lisboa, played in Seattle's influential alternative radio [KEXP]] and also in the famous festival Levitation. In the same year, their album Manual was nominated in the Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album category.

In 2017, the band released a live album, called Desvio Onírico,. The album is composed by 4 tracks with more or less 10 minutes each, with jams, improvs on material recorded during their USA and Europe tour. In June of the same year, the band shared their new studio album, Lá Vem a Morte, by surprise in YouTube. The work was considered by the magazine Rolling Stone Brasil to be the 9th best Brazilian LP of 2017.

In 2019, they released Sombrou Dúvida, which was considered one of the 25 best Brazilian albums of the first half of 2019 by the São Paulo Association of Art Critics.

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 'Sei Lá'

'Sei Lá'
Monday, November 1, 2021

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 'Far and Safe'

'Far and Safe'
Thursday, March 18, 2021

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 'Inocencia'

'Inocencia'
Friday, October 2, 2020

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 '6000 Dias'

'6000 Dias'
Sunday, August 2, 2020

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 'Tempo'

'Tempo'
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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 'Foimal'

'Foimal'
Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Metá Metá

Metá Metá

São Paulo trio Meta Meta fuse punk, jazz, samba, Afrobeat and candomblé into a compelling, visceral whole, permeated with Brazilian song, orixá chants and Yoruba roots. Guitarist Kiko Dinucci, saxophonist/flautist Thiago França and singer Juçara Nunes are on a continuing journey through the connected cultural strains of the 21st century. Their 2011 debut Metá Metá began with a smooth blend of Afro-samba, gathering in intensity until a sudden Brazilian Afrobeat finale. The following release resumed the journey, adding bass and drums and featuring pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen on two tracks. Their third album, MM3, took matters further, bringing in musical influences from a visit to Morocco and thematically taking aim at their country’s political crisis, pushing the mood from brooding Braziliana to squalling jazz-punk thrash-outs. It has to be done and Meta Meta do it with serious skill.

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 'Obatalá'

'Obatalá'
Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Novos Baianos

Novos Baianos

Novos Baianos was a Brazilian rock and MPB group from Salvador, Bahia. It was formed in the 1960s and enjoyed success throughout most of the 1970s. The band members were Paulinho Boca de Cantor (vocals), Pepeu Gomes (electric guitar), Moraes Moreira (vocals and acoustic guitar), Baby Consuelo (vocals and percussion) and Luiz Galvão (lyrics). The group always counted on the collaboration of the band A Cor do Som, composed of Pepeu Gomes (guitar), Dadi (bass), Jorginho (cavaquinho, drums and percussion), Baixinho (drums and percussion) and Bolacha (percussion). Novos Baianos is considered one of the most important and revolutionary groups in Brazilian music.

History

Novos Baianos started in the 1960s, but they appeared in public for the first time in 1968 at the show "Desembarque dos bichos depois do dilúvio", presented in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At the time, the group was composed of Moreira, Boca de Cantor, Consuelo and Galvão.

In 1969, the group participated in V Festival de Música Popular Brasileira, playing the song 'De vera'. The origin of the name came up during a performance on the TV channel Rede Record. When the group was still nameless, the festival producer, Marcos Antônio Riso yelled (in Portuguese) "Bring up these new Bahians!", referring to the band's place of origin ("Novos Baianos" is Portuguese for "new Bahians"). This song was on the band's first album, É ferro na boneca, recorded one year later. Initially their sound was a fusion of psychedelic rock with traditional folk sounds from Brazil.

Originally, the group only played with Pepeu Gomes and Jorginho at their live shows. However, gradually, Gomes started to acquire an ever more important role in the group: after he married Consuelo, he became a fully fledged band member and song arranger along with Moreira.

Their music began to gravitate more towards MPB, particularly due to João Gilberto's influence, who frequently visited the group. Their second album Acabou Chorare contained the classics 'Brasil Pandeiro', 'Preta Pretinha', 'Mistério do Planeta' and 'Besta é tu'. It was recorded on the Som Livre label in 1972, and years later would be considered the best Brazilian music album by Rolling Stone magazine. It was around this period that the group incorporated A Cor do Som as an auxiliary band.

In 1972, after recording Acabou Chorare, Novos Baianos moved to a community in Vargem Grande, Rio de Janeiro, in a garage where they lived, played and composed music, and played soccer. This was the reason for the name of their third album, Novos Baianos F.C., recorded on the label Continental in 1973. The group had a strong hippie image at this time.

The band released records until their break-up in 1978. In 1974, they recorded the first album without Moreira, who decided to start his own solo career. As Moreira had previously composed songs with Galvão and arranged songs with Gomes for the band's previous albums, it was a great loss to the band. The members tried to continue and incorporated Gato Félix to the group.

In 1976, Dadi left the group to start A Cor do Som. Novos Baianos substituted Didi, the brother of Pepeu Gomes, for the loss of Dadi. However, the group disbanded some years later due to members starting their solo careers. Despite the end of the band, Novos Baianos' members reunited many times to celebrate special events.

In 1997, the composer of the group, Luiz Galvão, published the book Anos 70: Novos e Baianos for Editora 34. In the book he tells the history of the group and its importance to Brazilian music. After Galvão released the book, the group reunited to record a new album, named Infinito Circular, recorded live at Metropolitan, Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, Moreira also published a book about the group. It was written as a cordel text and was named A História dos Novos Baianos e Outros Versos.

In 2009, the band reunited without Moreira to celebrate 40 years of Novos Baianos and their revolutionary role in Brazilian music.

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 'Tinindo Trincando'

'Tinindo Trincando'
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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O Terno

O Terno

O Terno is a São Paulo rock band founded in 2009, when it began to cover songs by bands such as Os Mutantes, The Beatles and The Kinks, and later presented its own repertoire. It is one of the references of independent Brazilian music these days, being one of the founders of the RISCO label.

Biography

O Terno is a rock band from São Paulo, formed by Tim Bernardes, Guilherme D'Almeida and Gabriel Basile. In June 2012, he released his first album, 66, independently. Since its release, the album has been very well evaluated, being considered by O Globo newspaper as "one of the most impressive debut albums of a Brazilian band" and placed among the 25 best Brazilian albums of 2012 by Rolling Stone Brazil. The disc contains 5 songs and 5 songs written by Maurício Pereira, with arrangements of the trio.

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 'Eu Vou'

'Eu Vou'
Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Os Mutantes
 'A Minha Menina'

'A Minha Menina'
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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