Cassandra had recently come to note as a classy Jazz chanteuse. Her 1993 release, Blue Light 'til Dawn brought her to a wider audience with acoustic, country blues tinged arrangements. In Japan she was touring with her follow up album New Moon Daughter, which would top the Jazz charts and for which she’d win a Grammy as Best Jazz Vocal Performance.
At the start of the interview she mentioned she was getting low in energy, hungry, having been doing interviews since early morning without a break, and no food. I offered to go get her a chocolate bar, and my assistant Yuki went to a nearby convenience store and picked her up a Snickers or Mars bar (can’t recall). Saved the day! While photographing she said her boyfriend was a photographer and had shot the album cover. I sensed a sincere, good soul.