A wonderfully groovy collection of work by the great Walter Wanderley – the hip organ player who cut some excellent bossa nova numbers back in the 60s! This package features some of Wanderley's Brazilian recordings done before his later fame in the US on Verve
– and the set includes tracks from the Philips albums Entre Nos, O Toque Inconfundivel, and O Autentico – all of which have never been reissued on their own! The groove here is a bit Verve
-like, but also somewhat different too – not just straight small combo bossa jazz, but often expanded with some added orchestrations too – never too much to smother Wanderley's sound, but just enough to spruce up the groove a little. All numbers have that great Wanderley approach to the organ right up front – that clear, clean style that Walter virtually invented back in the 60s – a perfect mode for groovy bossa jazz! Titles include "Por Causa De Voce Menina", "Miss Biquini", "Bicho Do Mato", "Gimbo", "Berimbau", "Vivo Sonhando", "Deixa Isso Pra La", "Chove Chuva", "Voce", "Telefone", and "Mar Amar".