This is Jarrett’s first studio album for 12 years, and his first date with bassist Haden for 34. It’s an intimate, home-studio recording of love songs – deep, almost painfully heartfelt – and so good it will be sure to top most best-of lists. ‘For All We Know’ is a Desert Island Discs cert; ‘Body & Soul’ is done almost jauntily; the closing ‘Don’t Ever Leave Me’ a bitter-sweet miracle. If you buy only one album this year, etc.

Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden