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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Emanative featuring Zara McFarlane - Lions Of Chiaroscuro

The other day on my Facebook page I talked about Steve Reid's "Lions Of Judah". It's a song I've always loved but don't own an actual copy of.

The legendary drummer, Steve Reid, passed away last year. In tribute to his life and work, Emanative, a project of drummer and percussionist, Nick Woodmansey, covered the famous track.

Nick Woodmansey
Today I ran across a version of the Emanative track that included vocals from Zara McFarlane's "Chiaroscuro" and featured the original trumpeter from the Steve Reid version, Ahmed Abdullah.  This version was titled "Lions Of Chiaroscuro" and was only released as a 7" limited release single from Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label and it only sold on this past Record Store Day. All proceeds were donated to the Steve Reid Foundation.

While it's going to be pretty hard to find this single until it gets a proper release (please let it get a regular release for all us poor saps who missed it), we can take consolation in Zara McFarlane's album, Until Tomorrow, which contains the original version of "Chiaroscuro".

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