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Walter Wanderley - Verve:



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[1991 German CD Reissue, with bonus tracks from another LP]


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[2008 German CD Reissue]


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[CD Reissue with the same bonus tracks included in the 1991 German CD Reissue]

Astrud Gilberto, "Look to the Rainbow", Verve #V/V6-8643 (1965).[Original LP]
Astrud Gilberto, "Look to the Rainbow", Verve [Germany] #821-556-2 (1991).[CD Reissue]
Astrud Gilberto, "Look to the Rainbow", Verve Records [Germany] #CD 06025 1767926 9 (2008).[CD Reissue]
Astrud Gilberto, "Look to the Rainbow", Verve (Folio Jazz Collection) #_________ (unknown year).[CD Reissue with bonus tracks]

Original LP Tracklist:

Berimbau
Once Upon a Summertime
Felicidade
I Will Wait for You
Frevo
Maria Quiet
Look to the Rainbow
Bim Bom
Lugar Bonita
El Preciso Aprender A Ser So
She's A Carioca


   Look-rainbow-1.pdf - Original uncredited liner notes.

   Look-rainbow-2.pdf - Page 2 of original uncredited liner notes.

Musician personnel: Astrud Gilberto (vocal), Gil Evans (piano, arranger & conductor), Ron Carter (bass), Grady Tate (drums), Dom Um Romao (drums & percussion), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Johnny Coles (trumpet solos) and Bob Brookmeyer (trombone solos).

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.

Bonus Tracks on the 1991 German CD Reissue listed above featuring The Walter Wanderley Trio:

A Certain Smile
A Certain Sadness
Nega do Cabelo Duro
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Voce Ja Foi A Bahia
Portugese Washerwoman

Musician personnel for Bonus Tracks:

The Walter Wanderley Trio: Walter Wanderley--organ & piano; Claudio Slon--drums, Jose Marino--bass.  Joao Gilberto--guitar.

Astrud Gilberto, vocals; Bobby Rosengarden, percussion.

A 1960s Astrud Fan Site containing her complete 60s Discography and descriptive text plus other photos can be viewed here.

Bonus Tracks on the 1991 German CD Reissue originally produced by Creed Taylor.


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Walter Wanderley, "Selva de lluvia", Phonogram Verve [Argentina] #72013 (year is most likely 1966, the same as the U.S. "Rain Forest" release).[LP]

Tracks and personnel info are identical to the U.S. Verve's "Rain Forest" as well as the "Brazilian Mood".


Walter Wanderley, "Ciclos 85", Verve [Argentina] #22187 (19__).[LP]
No album cover photo or tracklist available at this time.


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[Original LP]



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Verve by Request CD Reissue front and back covers [U.S.].

 

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[The 24-bit digitally-remastered Limited Edition Japanese reissue of "Rain Forest".
It features an LP-style slipcase for the CD.]



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[2008 Japan CD Reissue]

Walter Wanderley, "Rain Forest", Verve #V/V6-8658 (1966).[Original LP]
Walter Wanderley, "Rain Forest", Verve [UK] #VLP9213 (1966).[LP]
Walter Wanderley, "Rain Forest", Verve By Request #422 825 533-2 [U.S.] (199_).[CD Reissue]
Walter Wanderley, "Rain Forest", Verve [Japan] #9016 (2002).[24-bit digitally remastered CD Reissue]
Walter Wanderley, "Rain Forest", Verve/Universal [Japan] #UCCU-5093 (2008).[CD Reissue]
Walter Wanderley, "Rain Forest", Verve/Universal [Japan] #UCCU-9477 (2008).[CD Reissue - "SHM CD" pressing]

This is the first album Walter recorded with his Brazilian Trio in the U.S. This is also the first album that feature U.S. studio musicians on Wanderley's recordings. This LP contained the hit smash Summer Samba. The album went certified platinum in 1970.

Handwritten remarks on the back cover: "If you like: Ella, Duke, Count, Sinatra . . .you'll love Walter Wanderley's music.--Tony Bennett"

There is a Brazilian reissue of this LP as well an Argentinian LP release.

Tracks:

Side 1

Side 2

Summer Samba (Samba de Verao)

Taste of Sadness (Cheiro de Saudades)

It's Easy to Say Goodbye (E Fazil Dizer Adeus)

Beach Samba (Bossa na Praia)

Cried, Cried (Chorou, Chorou)

Call Me

Rain (Chuva)

Cry Out Your Sadness (Chora tua Tristeza)

The Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema)

The Great Love (O Grande Amor)

Beloved Melancholy (Saudade Querida)

Song of the Jet (Samba de Aviao)

 

No Bonus Tracks on any CD reissue.


   Rain-forest.pdf - Original LP liner notes (writer uncredited).

Personnel:

The Walter Wanderley Trio: Walter Wanderley--organ & piano; Claudio Slon--drums, Jose Marino--bass.

U.S. Studio musicians: Bobby Rosengarden--percussion, Urbie Green--trombone; Joe Grimm--flute, Bucky Pizzarelli--guitar.

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.


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Walter Wanderley, "Summer Samba", Verve [Holland] #SVL 52-007 (196_).[LP]

Tracklist is identical to the U.S. release "Rain Forest" on Verve.


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[Original LP]


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[Verve by Request CD Reissue (U.S.) with Two Bonus Tracks]


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[The 24-bit digitally-remastered Limited Edition Japanese CD Reissue of "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness".
It features an LP-style slipcase for the CD.]



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[2006 UK CD Reissue]



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[2006 Japan CD Reissue]



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[2008 German CD Reissue]



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[2008 U.S. CD Reissue]

Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness", Verve #V/V6-8673 (1966).[Original LP]
Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness", Verve By Request [U.S.] #314 557 449-2 (199_).[CD Reissue with Two Bonus Tracks]
Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" [Limited Edition], Verve [Japan] #9012 (2002).[24-bit digitally remastered CD Reissue].

Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness", Verve [UK], #____________ (2006).[CD Reissue]
The Walter Wanderley Trio and Astrud Gilberto, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness", Verve/Universal [Japan] #UCCY-3309 (2006).[CD Reissue]
Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness", Verve [Originals Series] [Germany] #CD 06025 1767924 5 (2008).[CD Reissue]
Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness", Verve [Originals Series] #001117502 (2008).[CD Reissue]

Note: This LP was a collaberation between Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley's Trio. It is the first U.S. LP where vocals appear on a Wanderley album.   

This album also happens to contain what I consider to be the best arrangement of my favorite Brazilian song of all time, "Tristeza" (Goodbye Sadness), as well as my favorite arrangement of "Summer Samba" that starts off in 3/4 time and segues nicely into 4/4. This album is full of wonderful Wanderley arrangements!

Tracks:

Side 1
Side 2
A Certain Smile
Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)
A Certain Sadness
Call Me
Nega Do Cabelo Duro
Here's That Rainy Day
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Tu Mi Delirio
Voce Ja Foi Bahia
It's a Lovely Day Today
Portuguese Washerwoman


Bonus Tracks on Verve By Request CD Reissue:

The Sadness of After
Who Needs Forever?


Acrobat_symbol.GIF   Certain-smile-1.pdf - Page 1 of original liner notes from 1966 written by Chuck Briefer.

Acrobat_symbol.GIF   Certain-smile-2.pdf - Page 2 of original liner notes from 1966 written by Chuck Briefer.

Personnel:

The Walter Wanderley Trio: Walter Wanderley--organ & piano; Claudio Slon--drums, Jose Marino--bass.

Astrud Gilberto, vocals; Bobby Rosengarden, percussion.

CD Reissue mentions Joao Gilberto--guitar--is possibly on this album [Claudio Slon confirms that it was Gilberto playing guitar on this album].

[Webmaster's Note: Although Bobby Rosengarden is said to be pictured on this album, he was not a member of the Walter Wanderley Trio as has been incorrectly attributed to him by other sources. The Trio members were Walter Wanderley, Claudio Slon and Jose Marino, only. Bobby always played percussion on these Trio Albums/Verve and was a U.S. sideman along with other sidemen who participated in some of these same Albums/Verve.]

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.


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[Original LP]


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[Inside the gatefold LP, reproduced in miniature for the CD reissues]


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[UK Mono LP]

 

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[The 24-bit digitally-remastered Limited Edition Japanese reissue of "Chegança".
It features an LP-style slipcase for the CD.]

The Walter Wanderley Trio, "Chegança", Verve #V/V6-8676 (1966).[Original LP]
The Walter Wanderley Trio, "Chegança", Verve [UK] #VLP9180 [mono] (1966).[LP]
The Walter Wanderley Trio, "Chegança", Verve/Pony Canyon [Japan] #POCJ-2562 (199_).[CD Reissue]
The Walter Wanderley Trio, "Chegança",
Verve [Japan] #_________ (2001).[24-bit digitally remastered CD Reissue]

This is the first Wanderley gatefold LP. It is also the last Verve LP that was made by all his original trio members. And it's my most favorite of the U.S.-made Wanderley Albums/Verve. I still get just as excited when hearing the opening bars of "Chegança" as I did in 1966!

 

Tracks:
Chegança (The Great Arrival)
Amanha
Take Care, My Heart
Agua De Beber
Here's That Rainy Day
O Ganso
Mar Amar
Boce E Eu
O Menino Desce O Morro
Da-Me (Stay, My Love)
Amor De Nada
A Man and A Woman (Un Homme et Une Femme)


   Cheganca.pdf - Original liner notes from 1966 by Bob Lee.

Personnel:

The Walter Wanderley Trio: Walter Wanderley--organ & piano; Claudio Slon--drums, Jose Marino--bass.

Bobby Rosengarden, percussion

Sol Gubin, percussion on "Take Care, My Heart".

[Webmaster's Note: Although Bobby Rosengarden is said to be pictured on this album, he was not a member of the Walter Wanderley Trio as has been incorrectly attributed to him by other sources. The Trio members were Walter Wanderley, Claudio Slon and Jose Marino, only. Bobby always played percussion on these Trio Albums/Verve and was a U.S. sideman along with other sidemen who participated in some of these same Albums/Verve.]

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.



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