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Encyclopedia > Walter Wanderley

Walter Wanderley (1932-1986) was a Brazilian-born organist best known for his samba and bossa nova music. An organist is a musician who plays the organ, whether pipe or electronic. ... Samba is one of the most popular forms of music in Brazil. ... Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music created by Antônio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto and first introduced in Brazil by Gilbertos recording of Chega de Saudade, in 1958, a song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, first released as a single, and shortly thereafter as...


Already famous in his native country by the late 1950's, he became an internationally renown star through his collaboration with the singer Astrud Gilberto and her husband, João Gilberto. In 1966, he recorded three notable albums on the Verve label with the Walter Wanderley Trio. These albums, "Rainforest", "Cheganca"(complete with gatefold sleeve) and Astrud Gilberto's "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" were produced in the United States by Creed Taylor. Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music. ... João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931 in the town of Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Brazilian musician and considered one of the co-creators, with Tom Jobim, of bossa nova. ... Look up verve in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Creed Taylor (b. ...


Known for his smooth style and mastery of the Hammond B-3 organ, he died of cancer in 1986. A factory model of the Hammond B3 The Hammond B3 organ is a tone wheel organ made by the Hammond-factory. ...


External Links

  • The Walter Wanderley Pictorial Discography

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