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Recall the old line "I love the blues, she heard my cry"? Well, singer Sandy Cressman, she fell head over heels in love with Brazilian music and the Portuguese language. By turns gentle and insistent, her uptake on the Brazilian lilt and seductive grooves inherent in the music is wonderful. The San Francisco Bay Area-based Cressman clearly doesn't step into this music unprepared, having worked on the craft via a long-standing duet gig with keyboardist-arranger Marcos Silva, who forms the backbone of this working ensemble. In the spirit of such master Brazilian singers as Flora Purim, Joyce, Elis Regina, and Gal Costa, Cressman upholds their tradition with great care and élan in this exemplary salute to their styles and repertoire, especially the compositions of Toninho Horta, Edu Loba, Chico Buarque, Baden Powell and others. Of particular note also is the sax work of Harvey Wainapel. --Willard Jenkins
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Even Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos-Neto has praised her above any other non-Brazilian singers based on her repertoire.
I think the edge (at least in this CD), is the invaluable addition of one of the best Jazz keyboardists come out of Brazil in many years; none other than Maestro: Marcos Silva, ex-member of fantastic Brazilian Jazz group "Viva Brazil" and leader of his own Brazilian Jazz group "Intersection".
Here, Marcos Silva is the band Music Director, Producer, Arranger, Keyboardist, Guitar Player, Percussionist, and all of this is one of the two reasons why this CD sounds sooo good, he brings that Brazilian touch that validates the album,
The other big reason is Sandy's voice, especially in the selection of songs for this formidable effort.
My favorite cut is the last one in the album: Brasil de Hoje written by both, Marcos Silva and Sandy; a perfect example of what Brazilian Jazz sounds like.
Finally, I don't know if they ran a very low production batch, but after just 8 years, it seems to be out-of-print and very-hard-to-find, so grab it when you can; it's becoming a classic.