Sara Colman steps into the spotlight with the release of her second studio album, What We’re Made Of. This collection of beautifully arranged and heartfelt compositions gives us an insight into the rich musical world of this soulful musician.
** TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2018 - Brian Priestley JAZZWISE**
“One of the particular strengths of the collection is its refusal to be corralled by convention . . . At the heart of it all is Colman’s unfailingly beautiful, richly expressive voice” Jazzwise ★★★★
“What We’re Made Of has the emotional openness of classic singer-songwriter recordings, allied to considerable musicality and a modern jazz sensibility” London Jazz News
“ There is an integrity and inventiveness to Colman’s writing that shows a maturity and balance of thought.……….her genuine natural warmth, passion and charisma shining out from her live performances has, for whatever reason, never really been captured on a studio album - Until now” UK Vibe ★★★★★
“Sara Colman has an enchanting voice, a fact she proves from the very first notes of What We’re Made Of. This alone makes the album worth the price of admission. But what elevates this sessions to something much more than a vocal delivery are the personnel that surround her” Best Jazz on Bandcamp
“A class act . . . richly evocative . . . immaculate performances. Situated in the hinterland somewhere between jazz and the territory of the singer-songwriter this is a highly personal album that finds Colman carving out a niche that is very much her own” The Jazz Mann
The exciting cross-pollination of music, especially discernable around the sphere of contemporary instrumental and vocal jazz, has become a strong, progressive feature of today’s fresh, creative outputs. Keyboardist and composer Rebecca Nash is becoming increasingly visible in this area of the British scene; a major player in Entropi, Paradox Ensemble and Sara Colman’s band, as well as an educator with the National Youth Jazz Collective, Cheltenham Festivals, Birmingham Jazzlines and Birmingham Conservatoire.
Atlas aim to create a progressive and unique sound with a clear identity – one that blends together elements of acoustic jazz with electronics, textural soundscapes, free improvisation, driving grooves which underpin strong melodies and dense harmonies.
The compositions are inspired by an eclectic mix of musical influences ranging from jazz luminaries such as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny and John Taylor, as well as pianists including Matt Mitchell, Liam Noble and Aaron Parks.
Women in Jazz presents an exclusive premier of pianist and composer Rebecca Nash’s Atlas, and their new album Peaceful King, recently released on Whirlwind Records. Expect rock, 70s fusion, d&b and electronica sounds with singer songwriter influences.
The Sam Every Big Band makes its highly anticipated return to the prestigious PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho after its sell out debut performance earlier this year. Tonight they are joined by one of the leading lights on the British jazz vocal scene, Sara Colman