On this disc, a woman pays homage to part of the wealth of music originating in South America. The title of Sandy Cressman's disc itself means "Homage to Brazil. Nine different musicians back the San Francisco vocalist, formerly of Pastiche, on the disc. A variety of Brazilian jazz artists are treated here, including a samba by Filo, a medley of Ivan Lins material showcasing the expressive, emotional qualities of Cressman's voice, and a hip, contemporary jazz groove on "Amor Ate O Fim" (Gilberto Gil). Portuguese lyrics are provided. Also in this collection of ten treatments (and one percussive original) lead by Brazilian keyboardist Marcos Silva (Flora Purim, Airto) is a delicate version of "Felicidade" (Carlos Jobim) with guest guitarist Carlinhos Oliveira.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte