The Jazz Age by Bryan Ferry

In keeping with his eclectic output over recent years, Bryan Ferry has chosen to revisit some of his many classic songs and give them a jazz makeover. The aim was to give these a Duke-Ellington-circa-1920s feel and oddly enough, for the most part, it works, right down to the very authentic-sounding production. When you have songs such as ‘Do the Strand’, ‘Love is the Drug’, ‘Slave to Love’ and ‘Avalon’ in your arsenal, then I guess it’s hard to go wrong. Ferry has turned something that could have been truly horrific into a somewhat novel but hugely enjoyable record.

Declan Murphy is from Readings St Kilda