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Claudio Slon - Verve

 



Read a personal statement about Verve's Creed Taylor, HERE.

 

Note: Rain Forest and A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness have been reissued in CD format in the U.S.under the "Verve by Request" label. Cheganša has been re-released in CD format within the import market (Japan).

 

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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 ("Brazilian Mood") as well as an Argentinian version ("Selva de lluvia") pictured and listed below. They have identical track and personnel information as "Rain Forest".
 

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.


Acrobat_symbol.GIF   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, "Brazilian Mood", Phonogram Verve [Brasil] #2.352.189 (1977).[LP]

 


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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]


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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 [UK] #VLP 9163 (1966).[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.

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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