nice to hear a new female voice on the jazz circuit. Zara mcfarlane's voice is very original, and has a clear, crisp, soulful tone to it. the album is my first purchase by her, but i will definitely be adding any other to my collection. I would say her voice is possibly a cross between Carleen Anderson and N'dea Davenport (or that's the nearest to it I can think of). Pleased with the purchase, although the original track Mama said was a different version to that I'd heard on DAB station.