F. SCOTT FITZGERALD and the MUSIC: Tales of the Jazz Age – The Great Gatsby
Recreate the 1920s jazz era, complete with speakeasy music: honky tonk piano, Dixieland orchestras and those big bands. Let the champagne flow. Warner Music
Jamie Cullum – Momentum
Cullum’s 2013 release is still a mainstay on our dinner party playlist. Melding the best of pop and jazz, set off by smooth vocals, you’re sure to have guests asking you about this one. Universal Music
Broken Bells – After The Disco
The American alt rockers hire the help of the 17-piece Angel City String Orchestra as they look to their synth selves for this post-disco album. Some dancefloor moments translate into a toe-tapping dining experience, with a nod to 1980s electropop. Sony Music
Metronomy – Love Letters
If your dinners have a habit of turning into a bit of a party, this album will ensure a smooth transition from the table to the lounge room dancefloor for that post-meal swing. Warner Music.