If You Knew Her

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  • Summary: This is the second full-length solo release for the British jazz singer.
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  1. Mar 24, 2014
    80
    As with Until Tomorrow, McFarlane produced the whole thing--an understated yet dazzling second album that is more imaginative than the impressive first.
  2. Uncut
    Mar 24, 2014
    80
    The second album by this East London singer sees her moving away from the orthodox jazz trio and expanding her sonic palette. [Feb 2014, p.77]
  3. Mar 24, 2014
    80
    The songs here are each separate, lonely or transcendent, self-absorbed and distinct, without the background, café-soundtrack quality of so many modern jazz singers: fleeting, melancholy, and dangerous creatures from Borges’ imaginary bestiary.
  4. Mar 24, 2014
    70
    The second album by the British singer Zara McFarlane on Brownswood Recordings, constructs a kind of black music that descends from Nina Simone and Pharoah Sanders: serene, post-folk, post-soul, mystical.
  5. Mojo
    Mar 24, 2014
    60
    Her confidence as a performer is clear, as is her growth as a songwriter. [Mar 2014, p.93]