Walter Wanderley

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Walter José Wanderley Mendonça
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Walter Wanderley (May 12, 1932, Recife, Brazil - September 4, 1986, San Francisco, USA) was a Brazilian pianist, organist and arranger. He moved to São Paulo in 1947 where he reportedly learned to play organ with his aunt and also studied harmony at Lyceu de Artes.
Wanderley started performing and recording professionally around 18. He recorded over 18 albums in Brazil. He gained notoriety during the 1960s with his band, Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto. He accompanied João Gilberto for whom he did arrangements for Gilberto's third album. Married to singer Isaura Garcia, Wanderley moved to the USA in 1965, invited by Creed Taylor to sign with Verve Records after Tony Bennett recommended him to Taylor. Walter's first album for Verve, with José Marino on bass and drummer Claudio Slon plus guests Bucky Pizzarelli and Urbie Green, "Rain Forest," included the Billboard Top 50 hit "So Nice" (Summer Samba). After several albums for Verve (featuring such musicians as Dom Um Romao, Paulinho Magalhaes and Marcos Valle, he signed to A&M/CTI, recording albums orchestrated by Don Sebesky and Eumir Deodato, featuring João Palma, Airto Moreira, Hubert Laws and Marvin Stamm. He later settled in California until he passed away from cancer.
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Walter Wanderley - Sucessos Dançantes Em Ritmo De Romance album art Walter Wanderley Sucessos Dançantes Em Ritmo De Romance (Album) Odeon Brazil 1960 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - O Sucesso É Samba album art Walter Wanderley O Sucesso É Samba Odeon Uruguay 1961 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Samba É Samba Com Walter Wanderley album art Walter Wanderley Samba É Samba Com Walter Wanderley (Album) Odeon, Odeon Uruguay 1962 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Walter Wanderley E O Bolero album art Walter Wanderley Walter Wanderley E O Bolero (Album) Odeon Colombia 1962 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - O Samba É Mais Samba Com Walter Wanderley album art Walter Wanderley O Samba É Mais Samba Com Walter Wanderley (Album) Odeon, Odeon Brazil 1962 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Samba No Esquema De Walter Wanderley album art Walter Wanderley Samba No Esquema De Walter Wanderley (Album) Odeon Uruguay 1963 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Órgao, Sax E Sexy album art Walter Wanderley E Portinho (2) Walter Wanderley E Portinho (2) - Órgao, Sax E Sexy (Album) Philips Peru 1964 Sell This Version
P.632.726 L Walter Wanderley - O Toque Inconfundível De Walter Wanderley album art Walter Wanderley O Toque Inconfundível De Walter Wanderley(LP, Album, Mono) Philips P.632.726 L Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - O Autêntico Walter Wanderley album art Walter Wanderley O Autêntico Walter Wanderley (Album) Philips Brazil 1965 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - From Rio With Love album art Walter Wanderley From Rio With Love (Album) Tower, Tower US 1966 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Rain Forest album art Walter Wanderley Rain Forest (Album) Verve Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - A Certain Smile A Certain Sadness album art Astrud Gilberto / Walter Wanderley Astrud Gilberto / Walter Wanderley - A Certain Smile A Certain Sadness (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
SMT-1018 Walter Wanderley - Boleros album art Walter Wanderley Boleros(LP, Album) Odeon SMT-1018 Venezuela 1966 Sell This Version
P.632.894 L Walter Wanderley - Sucessos + Boleros album art Walter Wanderley Sucessos + Boleros(LP, Album) Philips P.632.894 L Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Samba So! album art Walter Wanderley Samba So! (Album) World Pacific Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Murmúrio (Murmur Of Love) album art Walter Wanderley Murmúrio (Murmur Of Love) (Album) Tower US 1967 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Brazilian Blend album art Walter Wanderley Brazilian Blend (Album) Philips US 1967 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Quarteto Bossamba album art Walter Wanderley Quarteto Bossamba (Album) World Pacific Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Batucada album art Walter Wanderley Batucada (Album) Verve Records Costa Rica 1967 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Kee-Ka-Roo album art Walter Wanderley Kee-Ka-Roo (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Popcorn album art Luiz Henrique, Walter Wanderley Luiz Henrique, Walter Wanderley - Popcorn (Album) Verve Records France 1968 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Moondreams album art Walter Wanderley Moondreams (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - The Return Of The Original album art Walter Wanderley The Return Of The Original (Album) Ancora (2) US 1972 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Brazil's Greatest Hits! album art Walter Wanderley Brazil's Greatest Hits! (Album) GNP Crescendo Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Walter Wanderley - Perpetual Motion Love album art Walter Wanderley Perpetual Motion Love (Album) GNP Crescendo US 1981 Sell This Version