Stacey Kent – Breakfast On The Morning Tram (2007)

Most definitely a disc for a lazy Sunday afternoon with the papers, or indeed, breakfast on the tram; you just can’t help but fall for her voice.

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John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1964)

This record, this testament, is a monument to John Coltrane. His horn playing was on another plane – the way he could read a tune is best heard on his interpretation of My Favourite Things, the song from The Sound Of Music. However, as a composer, a bandleader, a human being, a soul – this record will keep his memory, and the memory of his playing, alive. No jazz album feels so naked, so raw, so free of artifice and cool as A Love Supreme. Four men, four instruments, four voices, one purpose, one amazing piece of music.