Ocean (Bola Sete album)

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Bola Sete - Ocean.jpg
Studio album by
GenreSamba, jazz
ProducerDoug Decker, John Fahey
Bola Sete chronology
Goin' to Rio
Jungle Suite

Ocean is an album by Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete, released in 1975 through Takoma Records.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

allmusic critic Brandon Burke praised the sombre mood of the record, asserting that "more traditional numbers like the opener, "Vira Mundo Penba," take on a sadness that goes beyond what most people understand about Brazilian "saudade," while "Macumba" is just downright dark." He gave Ocean a four out of five, saying that it has "a depth not found in the majority of his catalog."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bola Sete, except where noted.

Side one
1."Vira Mundo Penba" 4:11
2."Guitar Lamento" 4:39
3."Let Go"Powell4:36
4."Macumba" 3:37
5."The Lonely Gaucho in the Pampas Awaiting the Advent of Christmas" 2:27
6."Inn of the Beginning, Cotati" 2:24
Side two
1."Xengo Xengo Xererengo" 2:36
2."Ocean Waves"Caymmi8:47
3."O Astronauta"Moraes, Powell2:58
4."Black Mommy"Chargas, Martius4:28


Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue number
United States 1975 Takoma LP C-1049
United Kingdom 1976 Sonet LP SNTF 695
United States 1981 Lost Lake Arts LP LL-82


  1. ^ a b Burke, Brandon. "Vol. 1". Allmusic. Retrieved October 14, 2012.

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