A case somehow of believe, redress, bestow: It is a 28 September release on Brum label Stoney Lane, listen to ‘It Begins’ from What We’re Made Of by Sara Colman.

The Bristol-born singer, who was heard to considerable effect next to Liane Carroll and Emilia Mårtensson recently at the opening Hawk’s Well theatre concert of the Sligo Jazz Festival, in delivering her own distinctive blues of the night. 

Not since Polly Gibbons perhaps, comparable in terms of power although her natural register is closer to the Porters presiding singer-in-residence Carroll (surely an inspiration on Colman), has such an impressive mainstream jazz singer looking to the future, and not only but also the past, emerged.