Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

11. John ColtraneA Love Supreme

Again I didn’t get into this one until late, but because I’m inqusitive I was always asking the likes of Andy Diagram and then later Martin Smith out of the Red Elastic Band who was also playing with Shack, about jazz. We had a threesome, Martin on trumpet, Simon [James] on flute and Friz [Andy Frizell] on saxophone, who brought a whole different menu when we were setting up and talking about music. It was one of them who put me on to A Love Supreme. You put it on and that’s that. You realise what all the fuss is about. I always heard ‘My Favourite Things’, his version of that. But that album, A Love Supreme, that’s the one I still put on every now and again.

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