Desert Island Jazz
Sandy Cressman (2007)

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Once in a while, an artist is born with an inexplicable connection to a culture far from the artist’s origins. Such is the case with Sandy Cressman. Born in New York City of American parents, but with a Brazilian heart, Cressman began her recording career with the highly acclaimed vocal trio Pastiche, with whom she recorded three CDs, "That’s R&Bebop" (Pony/Canyon/Nova) "Remember That" (BluePrint), and "Pastiche"(Summit).

Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira have performed at important West Coast Jazz Festivals such as the Monterey Jazz Festival and the San Jose Jazz Festival, as well as featured performances for radio stations KXJZ(Sacramento) and KCSM(San Francisco).
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Dori Caymmi Kicking Cans (Aquarela do) Brasil (Qwest)
# 2 Edu Lobo Corrupião Ave Rara (Velas)
# 3 Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina Elis & Tom O Que Tinha de Ser (Verve)
# 4 Leila Pinheiro Catavento e Girassol Chá de Panela (EMI)
# 5 Count Basie and Joe Williams Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings Every Day I Have the Blues (Verve)
# 6 Irene Kral Better Than Anything The Meaning of the Blues (Fresh Sound)
# 7 Stevie Wonder Innervisions Visions (Motown)
# 8 Milton Nascimento Miltons Don Quixote (Columbia)
# 9 Filó Machado Porto Seguro Maracangalha (Luanda Brasil)
         
Book Rainer Maria Rilke, "Complete Poems"
         
Luxury Item "A photo album ... with photos of my kids, and my husband, and jazz camp
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