Big Round Records
Vocalist Sandy Cressman’s tribute to Brazil includes tunes by the best of Barzilian composers; Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Djavan, the Caymmi family, and Milton Nascimento. Ivan lins is represented by a medley of six tunes. "Brasil de Hoje" is co-written by Cressman and musical director/arranger and pianist Marcos Silva. Cressman sings in a direct unaffected manner. A well-done, if fairly predictable, release.