ANNA FARROW | Days & Moods
RELEASED THE 15th OF JANUARY 2016
"The voice is confident, natural in It’s emission, smooth in the music flow"
With this first album of compositions co-written with Ben Rando, Anna Farrow reveals her voice in moving melodies, voluptuous grooves and direct and nurtured lyrics.
Self-taught and with a French-English background, Anna pursues the singer-songwriter tradition in a specific musical world, accompanied by Ben Rando, Cédrick Bec and Sam Favreau, leading musicians on the jazz scene.
With real sensitivity, the throbbing pulse of jazz and blues blend with accents of soul and folk music, borne along by the harmony custom-made for Anna's voice.
Listeners thus find themselves immersed in a graceful rumba (Travelling Melody), real groove ! (Happy Fool), swaying jazz (Words), soaring blues (A Little Help)...
"With a blend of spicy jazz and a hint of neo soul under the skin, Anna Farrow captures music as an actress catches light: with a natural momentum of supple virtuosity, blended with a sip of electric sensual swing."
Anna Farrow - vocals, composition, lyrics
Ben Rando - piano, composition
Sam Favreau - double bass
Cédrick Bec - drums
GUESTS : Florent Briqué - trumpet / Fabien Lovera - saxophone
Benjamin Lasbleis - trombone / Emilie Rambaud - trombone
Recording and mixing by Ben Rando at Studio Eole / Mastering by François Fanelli at Sonics Mastering.
28/01 MARSEILLE, LE CRI DU PORT
04/02 PARIS, SUNSIDE
23/02 SALON DE PROVENCE, IMFP
17/03 SHENZHEN B10
19/03 HANGZHOU JZ CLUB
21/03 SHANGHAI JZ CLUB
22/03 SHANGHAI JZ CLUB
23/03 GUANGZHOU JZ CLUB
24/03 GUANGZHOU JZ CLUB
26/03 HONG KONG ORANGE P
27/03 WENZHOU FESTIVAL
29/03 BANGKOK SOUL BAR
19/05 MARSEILLE, UPERCUT
21/05 AIX-EN-PROVENCE, MÉJANE
02/06 MONTPELLIER, JAM
11/06 BANON, L'EGLISE HAUTE
02/07 TREMPLIN NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL
04/08 FESTIVAL DE VIALAS
05/08 VIAVINO SAINT-CHRISTOL
08/09 DUC DES LOMBARDS, PARIS
15/09 MAGIC MIRRORS, ISTRES
31/12 PASINO, AIX-EN-PCE
22/02 SUNSET, PARIS
23/02 LE CAILLOU, BORDEAUX
24/02 LE CASTEL, CHATEAUBERNARD
25/02 CLUB HOUSE, BORDEAUX
"The voice is confident, natural in It’s emission, smooth in it’s musical relation" Le Monde
"A boldness fairly calibrated that permits her to unfold a melodious jazz, leaning at times to folk and to soul" Les Inrocks
"Any kind of resistance is useless" Citizen Jazz
"A disc in which blows freedom's wind" Soul Bag
"The emergence of a great artist, a beautiful discovery" Nouvelle Vague
"A vocal transparency recalling the extrem simplicity of Joni Mitchell's folks songs"
"Must TSF Jazz"
"Anna Farrow bewitched the audience..."
"Heart stroke FIP"
« In her ambitious new venture with a pristine repertoire the Franco-Brittanic Anna Farrow cares little for convention. Her natural approach to this heart felt music allows her to choose not to choose : blending exotic perfumes with swaying rhythms, instinctive jazz/folk, neo nude. Anna is smoothly accompanied by the perfectly syncronized trio. The young lady lavishes in vibrant light for her moving after hours show.»