Walter Wanderley e Portinho – Orgao, Sax e Sexy (1964)

27 09 2013

Link original: Walter Wanderley e Portinho – Orgao, Sax e Sexy (1964)
Publicado em: Monday, June 01, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! As told, Walter Wanderley is among us and bringing Maestro Portinho, delivering a blend of organ and sax, really unusual. In case you missed something about these giants, Walter Wanderley was a legend, acknowledged as one of the best Brazilian organists. He also made a solid career in the United State, releasing several records. Walter Wanderley passed away in 1986, United States, almost forgotten to the masses. It is sad that nobody remembers who Walter Wanderley was. Make a test, ask about Walter Wanderley for your friends with less than 30. Only a few will be able to say.

Maestro Portinho, is also a well-know musician to Loronix community and one of my favorite maestros. According with Zarville – Loronix Official Orchestra Music Advisor – Portinho is the Brazilian Maestro who is the best on mixing Samba and orchestral arrangements. Portinho is also an instrumentalist, play sax and clarinet. He also recorded some Choro albums. If there is something in common between these two musicians, I believe it is their constant work in studios, they were very active. Let’s see.

This is Walter Wanderley e Portinho – Orgao, Sax e Sexy (1964), for Philips, released just after Entre Nos, the first Walter Wanderley album recorded for Philips, which is one that I like very much. This cover artwork explains the repertoire of romantic tunes. Personnel listing was not made available by Philips. I hope you Enjoy this really hard to find Walter Wanderley LP. Tracks include:


01 – Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Castigo (Dolores Duran)
03 – Fale Baixinho (Portinho / Heitor Carillo)
04 – A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
05 – Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
06 – Meu Sonho É Você (Altamiro Carrilho / Átila Nunes)
07 – Suas Mãos (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
08 – Ouça (Maysa)
09 – Contando Estrelas (Alfredo Borba / Édson Borges)
10 – Canção de Amor (Elano de Paula / Chocolate)
11 – Ninguém Me Ama (Antônio Maria / Fernando Lobo)
12 – Risque (Ary Barroso)


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Elizeth Cardoso – A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 5 (1964)

22 07 2012

Link original: Elizeth Cardoso – A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 5 (1964)
Publicado em: Monday, September 03, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we go on another Elizeth Cardoso album from the “A Meiga Elizeth” series, kindly sent by moos to Loronixers. This series has five albums and this is the third made available at Loronix. Top-notch musicians, including a mysterious organist credited as “Sir Walter Scott”, back Elizeth Cardoso. By the way, this alias makes easy to realize that a Brazilian organist also called Walter is behind Sir Scott. Let’s see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso – A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 5 (1964), for Copacabana, featuring Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto. Thanks once again moos, this album is solid from start to the end. Elizeth Cardoso rendition to Ze Ketti song Diz que Fui Por Ai is fantastic with Walter Wanderley organ swinging a lot with Elizeth. Rildo Hora is a special guest on track 11 – Encontro com a Saudade, backing Elizeth Cardoso with violao. Personnel is credit this time. Tracks include:


Elizeth Cardoso
Moacyr Silva
(sax tenor)
Sir Walter Scott aka Walter Wanderley
(organ, piano)
Heraldo do Monte
Rildo Hora
(guitar on track 11)
Chou Vianna

Track List

01 – Saudade Esperança (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Jota Júnior)
02 – Poema Em Paz (Armando Cavalcanti / Victor Freire)
03 – Deixa Chover (Dunga)
04 – Canção Que Nasceu do Amor (Rildo Hora / Clóvis Mello)
05 – Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Zé Keti / Hortêncio Rocha)
06 – Por Que Fui Te Encontrar (Nelsinho / Orlando Henriques)
07 – Até as Lágrimas (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos)
08 – Joca (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
09 – Alma Em Serenata (Paulo Valdez / Marino Pinto)
10 – Meu Mundo É Seu (Roberto Nascimento / Macalé)
11 – Encontro Com a Saudade (Nilo Queiroz / Billy Blanco)
12 – Eu Sei Tu Não Sabes (Carlito / Romeo Nunes)


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Last minute Music Video: Sir Walter Scott, sorry, Walter Wanderley performing Call Me. The first Walter Wanderley video I have ever seen. Do not miss this one.

Walter Wanderley – Entre Nos (1964)

17 05 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Entre Nos (1964)
Publicado em: Thursday, July 05, 2007 by zecalouro

I don’t have words to explain how good is this Walter Wanderley album that I had the chance to hear for the first time today. Although not available at Loronix, Entre Nos was not on my hunting list. Thanks Cesar Saldanha for pointing and thanks Caetano Rodrigues for making this fantastic contribution. The vinyl was on perfect condition and the conversion to digital was very well done. Caetano Rodrigues is the master of creating MDs from vinyl.

This is Walter Wanderley – Entre Nos (1964), for Philips. The name “Entre Nos” has a reason, this is the first Walter Wanderley album for Philips and the name Entre Nos (among us) is something like a celebration to the new artist on Philips cast. Philips gave everything to Walter Wanderley, he is backed his Conjunto and a not credited orchestra. The mix of organ and orchestra is really nice and Walter Wanderley Conjunto delivers an awesome Samba Jazz beat. You should not miss this one. Tracks include:

01 – Telefone (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
02 – Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Samba das Cores (Wilma Camargo)
04 – Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
05 – Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
06 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
07 – Pula Baú (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
08 – Chove Chuva (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
09 – Samba no Balanço (Jorge Duarte)
10 – Gimbo (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
11 – Velas da Minha Vida (Denis Brean)
12 – Carnaval Triste (Paulo Bruce / Sergio C. de Almeida)


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Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966)

27 04 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966)
Publicado em: Saturday, June 16, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the first out of a series of contributions from a real friend with a real name, Meia Beats, musician (piano), producer, living in Brazil South, city of Caxias do Sul. Meia Beats starts with a widely unknown Walter Wanderley LP released in Brazil by Philips. I have been hunting this album for months with no information about, never seeing this cover artwork also. Thanks for this really hard to find Walter Wanderley album. You can meet Meia Beats at his website, here.

This is Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966), for Philips. Perhaps this is the last Walter Wanderley release in Brazil before moving to US for releasing his first international album with Astrud Gilberto. Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley repeats the formula used at Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962), for Odeon and it is one of the most dark and shady Walter Wanderley albums I have ever heard, an item for completionists, we are many. Tracks include:

01 – Que C’est Triste Venise (Dorin / Charles Aznavour) Ma Vie (Alain Barrière)
02 – Oferenda (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Sentimental Demais (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
03 – Il Mondo (Fontana / Meccia / Pess)
04 – Amor Eterno (Édson Borges / Alfredo Borba) O Preço de Uma Vida (Erlon Chaves)
05 – Charade (Mercer / Henry Mancini) Just For Tonight (H. Carmichael / Mercer)
06 – Forget Domani (R. Ortolani / N. Newell)
07 – Red Roses For a Blue Lady (Tepper / Brodsky)
08 – Aquellos Ojos Verdes (N. Menendez) Maria Helena (Barcelata)
09 – Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) La Barca (Roberto Cantoral)
10 – Irremediablemente (Máximo Casanova)
11 – Flor de Lys (Agustin Lara) O Cigano (Marcelo Tupinambá / João do Sul)
12 – Tudo de Mim (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Maldito (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)


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Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley – Popcorn (1967)

20 03 2012

Link original: Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley – Popcorn (1967)
Publicado em: Monday, May 07, 2007 by zecalouro

When I heard this LP in the middle of 2006 I could not understand how great it was. Now Caetano comes with this album at this last package and I could finally take it the attention deserved. This is the kind of album that sounds different from everything you heard before. I don’t know what Luiz Henrique and Walter Wanderley had in terms of control, but I think this is the kind of album that can only be accomplished with freedom of doing whatever you want. Thanks Caetano for sending Popcorn to Loronixers.

This is Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley – Popcorn (1967), for Verve. PopCorn opens with Happy Birthday and for my surprise it is nice. The remaining tracks you will need to hear over and over again until you get the idea. Luiz Henrique is a great singer and there will be a surprise with Luiz Henrique at Loronix 1st year celebration, at least I hope. Tracks include:


Walter Wanderley
(organ, electric piano, harpsichord)
Jose Marino
James Kappes, Gary Chester and Donald Mac Donald
Melvin Tax and Romeo Penque
Luiz Henrique and Affonso de Paula

Track List

01 – Happy Birthday (Tradicional)
02 – Cabaret (J. Kander / F. Ebb)
03 – Florianópolis (Luis Henrique)
04 – Kee-ka-roo (Walter Wanderley)
05 – Diane In The Morning (Luis Henrique)
06 – Popcorn (Luis Henrique / Walter Wanderley)
07 – A Different Beat (Oscar Brown Jr. / Luis Henrique)
08 – Home On The Range (Tradicional)
09 – Blue Island (Luis Henrique / Jacqueline Sharpe)
10 – Dusty Road (Luis Henrique / Jacqueline Sharpe)
11 – In My Automobile (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli).


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Walter Wanderley – Moondreams (1969)

19 03 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Moondreams (1969)
Publicado em: Friday, May 04, 2007 by zecalouro

It is amazing this album has gone out of print, actually, I never heard about being re-issued on CD. This is one of the lastest albums recorded by Walter Wanderley and the second he made to A&M label under production of Creed Taylor. Such like the first A&M release, Walter Wanderley – When it Was Done, Moondreams has orchestra arrangements, something not common on Walter Wanderley records, mostly based on tight instrumental combos. Let’s see how Loronixers feedback this release.

This is Walter Wanderley – Moondreams (1969), for A&M. The first track, Asa Branca and Baiao de Dois (Humberto Teixeira / Luiz Gonzaga), worth the entire album and it is one of the best versions of tune among the several I could hear before. There are lyrics and a choir featuring the well known to Loronixers Flora Purim with Linda November, Stella Stevens and Susan Manchester. Eumir Deodato was also at the set, delivering orchestral and vocal arrangements while Walter Wanderley was in charge of the remaining instruments. This cover is very beautiful and so far is the best among this framed CTI style that was used also at Samba Blim and We at the Sea of Tamba Trio. Tracks include:

PersonnelWalter Wanderley
(organ, eletric hapsichord)
Jose Marinho
Joao Palma
Lulu Ferreira and Airto Moreira
Bernie Glow
(piston, flugelhorn)
Marvin Stamm
Flora Purim, Linda November, Stella Stevens and Susan Manchester

Track List

01 – Asa Branca (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) Baião de Dois (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga)
02 – L’amore Dice Ciao (Trovajoli / Guardabassi / R. Greenaway)
03 – Baião da Penha (Guio de Morais / David Nasser)
04 – One Of The Nicer Things (J. Webb)
05 – Proton Electron Neutron (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 – 5 30 Plane (J. Webb)
07 – Soulful Strut (E. Record / S. Sanders)
08 – Moondreams (O Sonho) (Egberto Gismonti / Vrs. Jay Livingston / Vrs. R. Evans)
09 – Jacqueline Tudo (Eumir Deodato)
10 – Mirror Of Love (Judy Spencer / Eumir Deodato)


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Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley – Sambas na Madrugada (1963)

13 03 2012

Link original: Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley – Sambas na Madrugada (1963)
Publicado em: Thursday, April 26, 2007 by zecalouro

Isaura Garcia was an important Samba interpreter recording several albums, from 78rpms to LPs. She was also married with the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, which is the kind of musician that seems to do not miss any opportunity to go inside a recording set. I think Caetano sent to us the best Isaura Garcia album so far with the accompaniment of her husband, Walter Wanderley.

This is Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley – Sambas na Madrugada (1963), for Odeon. Walter Wanderley is brings his group to this set, but musicians are not credited. Isaura Garcia performs a traditional Samba repertoire with some boleros. The blend of her classic interpretation with Walter Wanderley swinging Hammond B3, adds a lot of charm to Sambas da Madrugada. If I’m not wrong they made together three albums for Odeon label and Samba da Madrugada is their last collaboration. Tracks includes:

01 – Samba da Madrugada (Carminha Mascarenhas / Dora Lopes / Herotides Nascimento)
02 – Ah Se Eu Pudesse (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 – Teus Versos (Carlito Cavalcanti / Sergio Porto)
04 – Roseira Que Não Dá Rosa (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
05 – Nós e o Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 – Cadê o Amor (Walter Santos)
07 – Samba de Creoulo (Miguel Gustavo)
08 – Sempre Assim (Armando Fernandes / Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
09 – O Bolo (Walter Santos)
10 – Se Vale a Pena (João Roberto Kelly)
11 – Carinho Perdido(Tito Madi)
12 – Ilusão à Toa (Johnny Alf)


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