Their cool finger snaps and distinctive melodic air recalls Manhattan Transfer. Jazz singers Sandy Cressman, Jenny Meltzer and Becky West blend in perfect harmony to interpret their program of originals and familiar tunes. Surrounded by tasteful instrumental accompaniment, this San Francisco trio honors jazz and pop tradition. The Beatles' "Blackbird" appears as the original – there's a lot of attention to pure harmony in that song. Cressman's composition, "When the Night," is presented as an a cappella arrangement. The beauty of their vocal collaboration is lasting. Gospel and folk moods weave in and out. Meltzer's original, "Remember That," takes on a Caribbean tone that puts your mind on vacation in the sun and the sand. "Destination Drive" adheres to a bluesy, smooth jazz scene. Designed to showcase the trio's clear vocal interaction, the arrangements also include instrumental interludes by Greg Smith, Jeff Massanari, Ricardo Peixoto, Michael Wolff and Norbert Stachel. This is Pastiche's third recording. Offering something for everyone, their program is a winner.
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