Recorded in November 2019 and due to be released (Autumn 2021) on 33 Jazz Records through worldwide digital distributors via the Orchard, 'Vapour' contains both original compositions and arrangements.
In its style and conception, the music is very eclectic, steeped in modern and contemporary sounds and avant-garde/free experimentation. La Sorsa's compositions take inspiration from the work of contemporary greats like Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato while two of the seven tracks - 'Inca Roads' and 'Tacho (Mixing Pot)' - are arrangements of songs by Frank Zappa and Hermeto Pascoal, two artists that have been vital to forming her compositional approach.
La Sorsa called on the musicianship of highly regarded long-term collaborator jazz pianist Sam Leak on Hammond organ as well as the heavy weight stalwarts of the London jazz scene Nick Costley-White on guitar and Jay Davis on drums. Between them they have created a modern, open and sophisticated atmosphere, tuned in to the current wave of contemporary UK jazz. The album is both intense and laid-back, groove heavy and rich in electrifying moments - full to the brim with captivating melodies.
This composition initially stemmed from La Sorsa improvising freely on the well known jazz standard 'When I fall in love' by V. Young and E. Heyman. The piece that emerged explores the theme of recovery from psychological abuse with La Sorsa drawing upon the experiences of her own past leading to her finding and eventually falling in love with her life partner. In exploring this theme she has produced a hopeful tune which aims to show solidarity with the countless other women who have had to undergo the same dark life experiences.