Bola Sete: Satin Doll
Bola Sete (guitar)
Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival (Verve: V6-8689 314543 379-2)
Composed by Duke Ellington.
Recorded: Monterey, California. September 1966
Rating: 80/100 (learn more)
I’d have given this track a higher mark if not for the inferior quality of this recording. This marvelous bossa nova reading of the Ellington gem is a bonus track omitted from the original LP. I for one am usually grateful when bonus materials surface regardless of the quality (up to a point). Sete has long been one of my favorite guitarists and his dazzling technique is very much present here. Please note: the other re- released material on this disc is in much better shape than this.
Reviewer: Frank Murphy