Articles by Chris May

Black To The Future

Sons of Kemet
2021-04-30
18

A Song For You

Tom Ollendorff
2021-04-24
7

Queen Of Fire

Serendip Quartet
2021-04-23
3

Vessels Of Wood And Earth

Dan Wilson
2021-04-09
7

The Unreleased WDR Jazz Recordings 1957 - 1974

Kurt Edelhagen & His Orchestra
2021-04-06
2

Free Flight

Tubby Hayes
2021-04-03
5

Calm Down Cologne

Garage A Trois
2021-04-02
5

The Black Stone Affair

Whatitdo Archive Group
2021-04-01
8

Bogus Notus

Sam Newbould
2021-03-31
3

Prado... Vive!

Raul Gutierrez And His Cuban Big Band
2021-03-20
5

Now

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble
2021-03-19
8

Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows Live '75

Neil Ardley
2021-03-15
15

Notes with Attachments

Pino Palladino and Blake Mills
2021-03-12
14

We Are Many

Soothsayers
2021-03-10
3

Entendre

Nik Bartsch
2021-03-07
10

The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings

Wes Montgomery
2021-03-05
4

Now!

Swantje Lampert
2021-03-03
6

AfroFuturism

Logan Richardson
2021-02-26
23

Permanent Moving Parts

See Through 4
2021-02-22
4

Release

Andy Hague's Double Standards
2021-02-20
5

Food For Thought

Solstice
2021-02-19
8

Live At Fasching

Gustav Lundgren
2021-02-18
5

Diverso Lontano Incomprehensibile

Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke
2021-02-14
8

People Need People

Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella
2021-02-12
6

In Congruence

Andrew Nixon, Ed Croft, Joe Goretti
2021-02-09
17

Notturni

Meroli
2021-02-07
7

Samba De Maracatu

Joe Chambers
2021-02-05
9

Black & White Raga

Group Sounds Four & Five
2021-01-31
7

Arrival Of The New Elders

Elephant9
2021-01-29
12

Human

Shai Maestro
2021-01-25
12

Freedom Fables

Nubiyan Twist
2021-01-23
10

Son Of Nyx

Tamil Rogeon
2021-01-22
7

Echoes Of Africa

The Invisible Session
2021-01-15
8

Indaba Is

Various Artists
2021-01-09
9

Climbing In Circles

Will Glaser
2021-01-06
4

Terra Vetro

Mauro Sigura Quartet
2021-01-03
4

Afterglow

Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris
2020-12-29
7

Acadia: Way Of The Cairns

Patrick Cornelius
2020-12-25
5

When

Jim Rattigan
2020-12-24
5

Mirage

Alex Clarke Quartet
2020-12-15
13

Discipline Of Sun Ra

EABS
2020-12-09
11

Exaltation / Live In Athens Vol 1

Nat Birchall Sextet
2020-12-07
7

Lost Ships

Elina Duni / Rob Luft
2020-12-04
19

Escape The Flames

Binker and Moses
2020-11-27
10

Time OutTakes

Dave Brubeck Quartet
2020-11-23
16

America, Oh America

Oskar Schonning / The Calle Stenman Quintet
2020-11-19
24

Quintet Session

Chet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid
2020-11-18
5

Live

Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood
2020-11-17
10

Lullabies

Dave Brubeck
2020-11-15
5
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Shabaka Hutchings: Black to the Future

Interview
2021-05-06
4

Jazz in Britain: The Back Story

Multiple Reviews
2021-04-25
14

John Coltrane: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2021-04-08
58

Eddie Sauter: A Wider Focus

Building a Jazz Library
2021-03-22
20

Saxophone Colossi: An Alternative Top Ten Banging Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2021-02-18
45

Brian Jackson: Winter In America Pt. 2

Interview
2021-02-09
57

Guitar Gods & Goddesses: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2021-02-04
77

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

Chris May’s Best Releases Of 2020

Year in Review
2020-12-07
37

Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn

Interview
2020-11-16
23

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

Building a Jazz Library
2020-10-06
35

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

Building a Jazz Library
2020-09-21
35

Makaya McCraven: Cross Border Traffic

Interview
2020-09-03
24

Muse Records: Ten Smoking Hot Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2020-08-26
28

Jazz & Film: An Alternative Top 20 Soundtrack Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2020-06-24
52

Sex & Drugs & Jazz & Jive: Top Ten Stash Records Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2020-06-16
33

Prestige Records: An Alternative Top 20 Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2020-06-09
61

New Jazz From London: Top 20 Paradigm Shifting Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2020-06-01
75

Riverside Records: An Alternative Top Ten

Building a Jazz Library
2020-05-27
47

Laura Jurd: Getting Elemental

Interview
2020-05-14
31

Drummers as Bandleaders: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2020-05-09
11

Afrobeat: An Alternative Top Ten

Building a Jazz Library
2020-05-05
35

Hard Bop: An Alternative Top Ten

Building a Jazz Library
2020-04-30
40

Roy DeCarava: The Sound I Saw

Book Review
2020-04-27
8

AACM: Together We Are Stronger

Building a Jazz Library
2020-04-24
19

Jon Hassell: Words with the Shaman

Interview
2020-04-21
35

Strata-East: Seizing the Time

Building a Jazz Library
2020-04-19
25

Camilla George: Warrior Charge

Interview
2020-02-13
18
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Martial Solal: Coming Yesterday: Live At Salle Gaveau 2019

Album Review
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Ohisashiburi: Reimagining The Beatles

Album Review
Published: 9

Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited

Album Review
Published: 13

Richard X Bennett: RXB3

Album Review
Published: 14

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
993

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

Max Roach: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

Album Review
2007-10-08
604

The Rail Band: Belle Epoque Vol. 3 - Dioba

African Jazz
2009-04-09
781

John Coltrane: John Coltrane: Side Steps

Extended Analysis
2009-10-16
732

Grant Green: Grant Green: Idle Moments

Extended Analysis
2008-07-04
441

Christian Scott: Christian Scott: aTunde Adjuah

Extended Analysis
2012-06-11
29

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

Joshua Redman: Compass

Album Review
2009-01-05
425

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Wave

Reassessing
2011-12-08
157

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

Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid

Extended Analysis
2008-07-01
638

Charlie Haden Quartet West: Sophisticated Ladies

Album Review
2010-11-30
219

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

Extended Analysis
2009-01-21
868

Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

Record Label Profile
2010-12-22
642

Toshio Matsuura Group: Loveplaydance: 8 Scenes From The Floor

Album Review
2018-03-28
11

Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms

Just For Fun
2011-12-23
157

Alice Coltrane: The Flowering of Astral Jazz

Multiple Reviews
2011-10-27
162

Getatchew Mekurya: Getatchew Mekurya: Negus Of Ethiopian Sax

Extended Analysis
2007-09-28
505

Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Album Review
2008-10-25
427

Sun Ra: Exotica

Album Review
2018-03-19
14

John Coltrane: My Favorite Things: Coltrane Live At Newport

Album Review
2007-08-16
646

Various Artists: We Out Here

Album Review
2018-02-24
13

John Coltrane: Kulu Sé Mama

Reassessing
2011-11-30
193

Kenny Clarke: Kenny Clarke: Klook's The Man

Extended Analysis
2007-04-18
820

Ahmad Jamal: Ahmad Jamal: Blue Moon

Extended Analysis
2012-01-31
123

Jazz Musicians with Eccentricities

Profile
2012-04-01
99

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: An Angel Fell

Album Review
2018-04-03
12

Thelonious Monk: Mønk

Album Review
2018-09-20
10

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

Album Review
2018-10-22
14

Polar Bear: Held On The Tips Of Fingers

Album Review
2005-03-24
448

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: I Speak Fula

African Jazz
2010-01-28
392

Joe Armon-Jones: Starting Today

Album Review
2018-04-05
10

Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

Album Review
2006-06-15
408

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