Zara Mcfarlane | Arise

On “Arise”, Zara McFarlane returns to a buoyant UK jazz scene with a head-turning third album. Exploring the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, it’s a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current musical climate. Released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, it sees her working with much-feted drummer and producer Moses Boyd. Both rose through London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors programme, a finishing school for many young vanguards of the live, ascendant jazz scene springing up across the UK capital. Sharing Caribbean family heritages, it’s a product of their joint exploration of the meeting points between jazz and the rhythms of Jamaica; reggae, Kumina, calypso and nyabinghi, shaded with hints of the psychedelic.

Available now on Bandcamp.

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if you knew her


Zara McFarlane‘s sophomore album is slated for an early 2014 release. On her new project she’s featuring NYC’s Leron Thomas on vocals and trumpet. Release on 20th January 2014, now available to pre-order on iTunes.

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favourite things | 10.13

favourite things-10.13

We’ve closed our soundcloud-selection for october. The set includes tracks by artists such as Zo aka La Chauve-souri, Zara McFarlane & Leron Thomas, Kwabs, Diggs Duke, Rox, Milosh, Fatima, Iamnobodi, Polyrhytmics, Kronos Quartet & Stuart Bogie, Sola Rosa, Alice Russell, The Poets Of Rhythm, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Jaze Baqti, FloFilz, Twit One, Dynasty, UNDA, Dudley Perkins, Madlib, L’Orange & Stik Figa, Black Milk, Je$u$, Yancey Boys, Marco Polo and J. Rocc. Some tracks are available for free, check out their soundcloud pages.

stolen moments • part 2

stolen moments • part 2

Stolen Moments – Part 2, one hour full of soulful jazz and hip-hop tracks by artists such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, José James, Ovall, Mar, Gregory Porter, Erik Truffaz & Sly Johnson and others … enjoy.

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until tomorrow

zara mcfarlane - until tomorrow

Jazz singer Zara McFarlane is about to release her first album “Until Tomorrow” will be out via Brownswood Recordings on 10th October. You can now preview the album and download the track “Mama Done” for free. Pre Order the album here.

Zara McFarlane – Mama Done

Zara McFarlane – Until Tomorrow Album Preview

Tracklist: 1. More Than Mine  2. Captured (part 3)  3. Mama Done  4. Until Tomorrow  5. Blossom Tree  6. Feed The Spirit (The Children & The Warlock)  7. Waking Sleep (Thoughts)  8. Chiaroscuro  9. Desire  10. More Than Mine (alternate take)

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Zara McFarlane

Zara McFarlane just released the new track “Chiaroscuro” off her
forthcoming debut album “Until Tomorrow”.

More beautiful music of Zara below …

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I hope her EP will be available soon.
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Zara McFarlane – Until Tomorrow (Radio Rip)

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Zara McFarlane – Yesterdays (Radio Rip)

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