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In addition to writing and editing for All About Jazz, Chris is editor of the British style/culture/history magazine Jocks&Nerds and consultant Afrobeat historian for Google Arts & Culture and Partisan/Knitting Factory Records.

Blue Note Re:imagined II

Various Artists
2022-10-05
6

Things Happen That Way

Dr John
2022-10-04
4

Swings High

Joe Harriott
2022-09-27
3

Fire Music To Mama Too Tight Revisited

Archie Shepp
2022-09-26
7

Jazz Is Dead 14

Henry Franklin
2022-09-25
8

The Sound Of Listening

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet
2022-09-24
4

Two Centuries

Qasim Naqvi / Wadada Leo Smith / Andrew Cyrille
2022-09-23
8

Reflections

Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective
2022-09-20
6

Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

The Comet Is Coming
2022-09-16
20

The Big Friendly Album

Laura Jurd
2022-09-07
8

The Song Is You

Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch
2022-09-03
15

Never Never Land

Henry Lowther's Quarternity
2022-09-02
4

Live New York Revisited

Horace Silver Quintet
2022-08-15
17

Ragawerk

Ragawerk
2022-08-12
12

Could We Be More

Kokoroko
2022-08-08
10

The End And The Beginning

RedGreenBlue
2022-08-07
12

Live Europe 1960 Revisited

Miles Davis Quintet
2022-08-05
6

Fleeting Future

Akusmi
2022-07-27
11

Longing For The Dawn

Mysteries Of The Revolution
2022-07-21
4

Jazz Is Dead 13

Katalyst
2022-07-19
3

Duo

Eyal Netzer & Oded Geizhals
2022-07-18
5

Fragment

John Taylor Sextet
2022-07-12
5

Horizons

Jasmine Myra
2022-07-08
9

Freedom: Celebrating The Music Of Pharoah Sanders

Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends
2022-07-07
13

Blue Haven

Atlanticus
2022-07-05
5

Elastic Wave

Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity
2022-07-01
10

Growing Roots

Betty Accorsi Quartet
2022-06-30
10

At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited

Albert Ayler Quintet
2022-06-29
7

Not Your Muse

Celeste
2022-06-27
4

Soothsayers Meets Victor Rice & Friends

Soothsayers
2022-06-25
5

Group Theory: Black Music

Tumi Mogorosi
2022-06-24
7

Ugqozi

The Paxton / Spangler Septet
2022-06-17
8

Let Sound Tell All

Julius Rodriguez
2022-06-16
5

First Home

TC & The Groove Family
2022-06-09
5

Made By Human Hands

Grand Union Orchestra
2022-06-03
6

Symphonic Tone Poem For Brother Yusef

Bennie Maupin & Adam Rudolph
2022-05-31
7

Deeper Roots

Roots
2022-05-29
6

Zodiac

Barney Wilen
2022-05-28
6

Beyond

I Am
2022-05-27
8

Many Faces

Justin Thurgur
2022-05-26
4

Afrikan Culture

Shabaka
2022-05-25
6

Favorites Revisited

John Coltrane
2022-05-19
12

Isabela

Oded Tzur
2022-05-18
21

Incantation

Emma Rawicz
2022-05-14
6

In The Spirit Of Ntu

Nduduzo Makhathini
2022-05-13
11

Wind Rose

Majamisty Trio
2022-05-10
15

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Deluxe Edition)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
2022-05-09
8

Flock

Flock
2022-05-07
5
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Herbie Hancock: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-09-20
21

Horace Silver: His Only Mistake Was To Smile

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-08-29
39

CTI Records: Ten Tasty Albums With No Added Sugar (Almost)

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-08-24
40

Meeco: Keeping It Real

Interview | 2022-07-11
29

The Blue Notes: Refugees From Race Hate

Multiple Reviews | 2022-05-26
16

From George Coleman to Meeco: Ten Overlooked Classics

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-05-10
27

Miles Davis & Don Cherry: Which One Is The Grifter?

Multiple Reviews | 2022-04-25
53

Township Jazz: A Riot Busting Out

Multiple Reviews | 2022-04-22
9

Township Jazz: Unlocking The Vaults

Multiple Reviews | 2022-04-08
10

Sonny Rollins: Ten Colossal Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-04-06
26

The South African Jazz Real Book Vol. 1

Book Review | 2022-03-10
6

Sun Ra: Ten Great AfroFuturist Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-02-22
19

Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, Jim Hall: Buried Treasure from...

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-02-09
20

George Coleman: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2022-01-06
24

Miles Davis: The Real Second Great Quintet

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-12-13
34

Hard Bop: Ten Essential Live Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-12-02
45

Wayne Shorter: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-09-08
45

Fire Music: The Story of Free Jazz

Film Review | 2021-09-07
21

Charlie Parker: Remastered Highlights From His Peak Years

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-08-09
24

Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-07-26
63

Nathaniel Cross: Deep Vibrations

Interview | 2021-06-28
16

John Coltrane: Top Ten Live Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-05-13
39

Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

Book Review | 2021-05-10
8

Shabaka Hutchings: Black to the Future

Interview | 2021-05-06
45

Jazz in Britain: The Back Story

Multiple Reviews | 2021-04-25
17

John Coltrane: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-04-08
66

Eddie Sauter: A Wider Focus

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-03-22
21

Saxophone Colossi: An Alternative Top Ten Banging Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-02-18
46

Brian Jackson: Winter In America Pt. 2

Interview | 2021-02-09
59

Guitar Gods & Goddesses: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-02-04
79

Ten Tiptop Albums Which Include Thelonious Monk & Denzil...

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-01-12
12

Alex Clarke: She Does It Her Way

Interview | 2021-01-06
17

Thelonious Monk: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Of Deep And...

Building a Jazz Library | 2020-12-23
49

Chris May’s Best Releases Of 2020

Year in Review | 2020-12-07
38

Yusef Lateef: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Blowing Cultural...

Building a Jazz Library | 2020-11-18
40

Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn

Interview | 2020-11-16
25

Ennio Morricone: Fabled Hoard Of 1970s Library Music Reissued

Building a Jazz Library | 2020-10-23
14

Chet Baker: An Alternative Top Ten Albums To Get Lost In

Building a Jazz Library | 2020-10-06
36

Charlie Parker: Ten High Flying Albums Of Paradigm Shifting...

Building a Jazz Library | 2020-09-09
21



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Elvin Jones: Revival: Live At Pookie’s Pub

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Dezron Douglas: Atalaya

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Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen: Living Sky

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Vitor Pereira: Electric Chamber

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Tom Skinner: Voices Of Bishara

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The Headhunters: Speakers In The House

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Thelonious Monk: Celebrating 75 Years Of His First Recordings Revisited

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Edrix Puzzle: Coming Of The Moon Dogs

Album Review | Published: 28

Miles Davis Quintet: 2nd Session 1956 Revisited

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Stan Getz: Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Albums

Album Review | 2008-11-11
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Various Artists: Africa: 50 Years of Music - 50 Years of Independence

Extended Analysis | 2010-08-20
994

Ray Charles: Ray Charles: Original Album Series

Extended Analysis | 2010-03-29
987

Compilations: Doing The Right Thing

African Jazz | 2010-12-05
661

Tony Allen: Secret Agent

African Jazz | 2009-05-25
901

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out

Reassessing | 2011-12-15
146

Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is A Reptile

Album Review | 2018-02-21
24

John Coltrane: John Coltrane: Side Steps

Extended Analysis | 2009-10-16
732

Max Roach: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

Album Review | 2007-10-08
605

Grant Green: Grant Green: Idle Moments

Extended Analysis | 2008-07-04
442

The Rail Band: Belle Epoque Vol. 3 - Dioba

African Jazz | 2009-04-09
781

Part 21 - Final Fela Kuti Masterpieces Reissued

Afrobeat Diaries | 2011-03-12
190

Christian Scott: Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Album Review | 2010-01-25
577

Christian Scott: Christian Scott: aTunde Adjuah

Extended Analysis | 2012-06-11
29

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Wave

Reassessing | 2011-12-08
157

Joshua Redman: Compass

Album Review | 2009-01-05
426

Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse

Album Review | 2018-02-20
15

Part 24 - Ghariokwu Lemi: Fela Kuti And Me

Afrobeat Diaries | 2011-07-09
303

Various Artists: Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae

Album Review | 2009-10-01
430

Sun Ra: Exotica

Album Review | 2018-03-19
14

Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid

Extended Analysis | 2008-07-01
638

John Coltrane: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2021-04-08
66

Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms

Just For Fun | 2011-12-23
157

John Coltrane: John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums - Volume Three

Extended Analysis | 2009-01-21
868

Charlie Haden Quartet West: Sophisticated Ladies

Album Review | 2010-11-30
219

Toshio Matsuura Group: Loveplaydance: 8 Scenes From The Floor

Album Review | 2018-03-28
11

Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Album Review | 2008-10-25
427

Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

Record Label Profile | 2010-12-22
642

Thelonious Monk: Mønk

Album Review | 2018-09-20
12

Alice Coltrane: The Flowering of Astral Jazz

Multiple Reviews | 2011-10-27
162

Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums

Building a Jazz Library | 2020-07-29
40

John Coltrane: Kulu Sé Mama

Reassessing | 2011-11-30
193

Getatchew Mekurya: Getatchew Mekurya: Negus Of Ethiopian Sax

Extended Analysis | 2007-09-28
505

Ingrid Laubrock: Playing with the Future

Interview | 2005-08-15
845

Ahmad Jamal: Ahmad Jamal: Blue Moon

Extended Analysis | 2012-01-31
123

John Coltrane: My Favorite Things: Coltrane Live At Newport

Album Review | 2007-08-16
646

Stan Getz: Stan Getz Quintette: Jazz At Storyville

Extended Analysis | 2011-02-25
280

Various Artists: We Out Here

Album Review | 2018-02-24
13

Jazz Musicians with Eccentricities

Profile | 2012-04-01
100

Polar Bear: Held On The Tips Of Fingers

Album Review | 2005-03-24
448

Charles Mingus: Jazz In Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

Album Review | 2018-10-22
14

Pharoah Sanders: Thembi

Reassessing | 2011-12-09
168

Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

Album Review | 2006-06-15
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