ZARA MCFARLANE

Vocal Jazz / Dub/Ska/Reggae / African Fusion / World Fusion • United Kingdom
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Zara McFarlane’s debut album, 2011’s Until Tomorrow, came garlanded with rave reviews and a MOBO award nomination, and heralded a major new talent in the world of British jazz. The follow-up, also recorded for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, is a more ambitious collection that draws from many more influences: from the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae.

“With the first album,” says Zara, “I was trying to create a cohesive sound, one that used the same line up and the same instrumentation throughout. This time the focus is on the songwriting, and the arrangements are tailor-made to suit each song. There’s a lot more variation – around half of the tracks are duets, and I use more than one band. If there is a unified, cohesive theme, it’s in the lyrics: the songs represent a journey through a woman’s life.”

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ZARA MCFARLANE Until Tomorrow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Until Tomorrow
Vocal Jazz 2011
ZARA MCFARLANE If You Knew Her album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
If You Knew Her
Vocal Jazz 2014
ZARA MCFARLANE Arise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arise
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2017
ZARA MCFARLANE Songs Of An Unknown Tongue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs Of An Unknown Tongue
African Fusion 2020

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ZARA MCFARLANE Angie La La (Yoruba Soul Remix) 12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Angie La La (Yoruba Soul Remix) 12
Vocal Jazz 2013
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If You Knew Her
Vocal Jazz 2014
ZARA MCFARLANE Plain Gold Ring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plain Gold Ring
Vocal Jazz 2014
ZARA MCFARLANE All Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Africa
African Fusion 2017
ZARA MCFARLANE Peace Begins Within album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peace Begins Within
World Fusion 2017
ZARA MCFARLANE East Of The River Nile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
East Of The River Nile
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2019

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More Than Mine/Lions Of Chiaroscuro
Vocal Jazz 2012

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