Sara Colman – the captivating singer, songwriter, pianist and composer – is to release her much-anticipated new studio album, What We’re Made Of, this autumn on Stoney Lane Records.
Inspired by her love of classic song-writing and instinctive improvisational energy, Sara’s musical journey brings her jazz sensibility into roots music territory, her poignant originals sitting alongside the folk-tinged worlds of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, to the contemporary jazz, improvisation, folk and Americana of Bill Frisell.
Bristol-born Colman has an infectious natural warmth that flows through her writing and live shows, but retains a knowledge and love of all music that shines through with her incredible artistic integrity and inventiveness. Working over the past year with leading lights in British music – including Laura Mvula, Lianne Carroll and Mahalia – her new band features some of the most exciting musicians from the jazz world bringing her original writing very much to life.
From stripped back piano and vocals, to the beautiful string writing of Jonathan Silk recorded by the exquisite Carducci String Quartet, the album combines an intriguing mix of textures, moods and dynamics. Sara’s core band include Percy Pursglove (trumpet, flugelhorn), Steve Banks (guitars), Rebecca Nash (piano, Rhodes) and Ben Markland (bass).