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An Unexpected Journey: Elijah Wood's Favourite Albums
Ben Graham , May 27th, 2016 07:28

As his new film The Trust hits the cinemas, actor, movie producer and DJ Elijah Wood tells us about 13 albums that have blown him away at various points in his life


Duke Ellington and John Coltrane- In A Sentimental Mood

I think it was one of the first jazz records that I ever bought. I think it was definitely instrumental in introducing me to jazz and I think it was one of the first, including Miles Davis's Kind Of Blue, that I really fell in love with. The version of the song 'In A Sentimental Mood' is easily my favourite, and one of my favourite songs of all time. Like the song indicates it's initially incredibly sentimental, and there's something quite sad about the beginning of that album, and then you can really feel an opening up in a more positive rumination but still deeply sentimental. You can feel the intention behind it and it's one master working with another; the whole record is really extraordinary. And what it must have been for Coltrane to work with his mentor in that way as well. It's a really special document.