Rain Forest (Walter Wanderley album)

Rain Forest is a 1966 album by Walter Wanderley.[2]

Rain Forest
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1966
RecordedMay 16–17, 1966
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelVerve V6-8658[1]
ProducerCreed Taylor
Walter Wanderley chronology
Rain Forest
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness


Professional ratings
Review scores

Billboard magazine reviewed the album in their September 3, 1966 issue and wrote that the "young Brazilian organist plays superbly" and that ""Summer Samba" has the power to pull this delightful package right up the LP chart".[3]

Judith Schlesinger reviewed the reissue of the album for Allmusic and wrote that the album "does evoke strong water images, like "poolside" and "ice skating rink."" and that the listener is "catapulted straight back to the '60s when bossa nova was new in the U.S. and everyone wanted a piece of it". Schlesinger commented that the shortness of the songs left the "jazzmen...underutilized", but praised Urbie Green's work on "Rain" and "Beach Samba".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Summer Samba (So Nice)" (Norman Gimbel, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle) – 3:07
  2. "It's Easy to Say Good-Bye" (Tito Madi) – 2:03
  3. "Cried, Cried" (Luiz Antonio) – 2:26
  4. "Rain" (Durval Ferreira) – 3:48
  5. "The Girl from Ipanema" (Norman Gimbel, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) – 2:38
  6. "Beloved Melancholy" (Madi) – 2:42
  7. "Taste of Sadness" (Luiz Antonio, Ferreira) – 2:54
  8. "Bossa Na Praia (Beach Samba)" (Geraldo Cunha, Pery Ribeiro) – 3:54
  9. "Call Me" (Tony Hatch) – 2:26
  10. "Cry out Your Sadness" (Oscar Castro-Neves) – 2:46
  11. "The Great Love" (Jobim) – 3:04
  12. "Samba do Avião (Song of the Jet)" (Jobim, Gene Lees) – 2:43



  • Creed Taylorproducer
  • Tony Bennettliner notes
  • Deborah Hay – editing, text editor
  • Sung Lee – art direction, design
  • Acy Lehman – cover design
  • Suzanne White – design coordinator
  • Val Valentin – engineer, director of engineering
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Richard Seidel – executive producer
  • Kevin Reeves – mastering
  • Smay Vision – package layout
  • Tom Greenwood, Carlos Kase, Bryan Koniarz – production coordination
  • Ben Young – reissue research, restoration
  • Jerry Rappaport – reissue supervisor


  1. "Walter Wanderley – Rain Forest". discogs.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. Rain Forest at AllMusic
  3. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (3 September 1966). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510.
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