Articles by Chris May

New York Eye And Ear Control Revisited

Albert Ayler
2021-07-30
7

Chronology: Live 1968 - 69

Joe Harriott
2021-07-25
7

Jazz Mix 12

Kris T Reeder
2021-07-23
7

Where the Streets Lead

Slowly Rolling Camera
2021-07-21
4

Only In Autumn

OK Aurora
2021-07-16
6

Blue Beginnings

Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet
2021-07-12
6

Crazy Days

Ed Puddick / The Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra
2021-07-08
10

Space Walk

Don Rendell Quintet
2021-07-07
10

Song Unsung

Andrew Woolf
2021-07-05
7

European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited

Albert Ayler Quartet with Don Cherry
2021-06-30
16

Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Deluxe Edition)

Charles Mingus
2021-06-29
13

Blase And Yasmina Revisited

Archie Shepp
2021-06-23
11

Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited

Cecil Taylor
2021-06-22
11

The Description Is Not The Described

Nathaniel Cross
2021-06-20
14

Die Unwucht

Christopher Kunz & Florian Fischer
2021-06-19
10

In Space

The Luvmenauts
2021-06-18
18

Tales From The Jacquard

Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra
2021-06-13
14

Squint

Julian Lage
2021-06-09
17

Ferg Ireland Trio

Ferg Ireland Trio
2021-06-04
8

Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited

Marion Brown
2021-06-03
13

Solar Session

Ian Carr
2021-05-30
14

Impulse Records: Music, Message & The Moment

Various Artists
2021-05-24
15

More Energy Fields, Current

Carlos Niño
2021-05-23
6

Live In Bremen

Gary Bartz NTU Troop
2021-05-20
11

RXB3

Richard X Bennett
2021-05-14
9

Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited

Mike Taylor
2021-05-13
9

Reimagining The Beatles

Ohisashiburi
2021-05-09
10

Coming Yesterday: Live At Salle Gaveau 2019

Martial Solal
2021-05-07
5

Black To The Future

Sons of Kemet
2021-04-30
21

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
9

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
16

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
7

AfroFuturism

Logan Richardson
2021-02-26
23
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Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2021-07-26
33

Nathaniel Cross: Deep Vibrations

Interview
2021-06-28
16

John Coltrane: Top Ten Live Albums

Building a Jazz Library
2021-05-13
36

Shabaka Hutchings: Black to the Future

Interview
2021-05-06
43

Jazz in Britain: The Back Story

Multiple Reviews
2021-04-25
17

John Coltrane: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

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2021-04-08
63

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
46

Brian Jackson: Winter In America Pt. 2

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2021-02-09
59

Guitar Gods & Goddesses: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

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2021-02-04
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Ten Tiptop Albums Which Include Thelonious Monk & Denzil...

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2021-01-12
12

Alex Clarke: She Does It Her Way

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2021-01-06
17

Chris May’s Best Releases Of 2020

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37

Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn

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2020-11-16
23

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

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

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35

Makaya McCraven: Cross Border Traffic

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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
53

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

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2020-06-16
33

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2020-06-09
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New Jazz From London: Top 20 Paradigm Shifting Albums

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2020-06-01
76

Riverside Records: An Alternative Top Ten

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2020-05-27
47

Laura Jurd: Getting Elemental

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2020-05-14
31

Drummers as Bandleaders: An Alternative Top Ten Albums

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2020-05-09
11

Afrobeat: An Alternative Top Ten

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2020-05-05
36

Hard Bop: An Alternative Top Ten

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2020-04-30
40

Roy DeCarava: The Sound I Saw

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8
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Various Artists: Africa: 50 Years of Music - 50 Years of Independence

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2010-08-20
993

Ray Charles: Ray Charles: Original Album Series

Extended Analysis
2010-03-29
987

Compilations: Doing The Right Thing

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2010-12-05
661

Tony Allen: Secret Agent

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2009-05-25
901

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out

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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

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604

The Rail Band: Belle Epoque Vol. 3 - Dioba

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John Coltrane: John Coltrane: Side Steps

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441

Christian Scott: Christian Scott: aTunde Adjuah

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29

Part 21 - Final Fela Kuti Masterpieces Reissued

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190

Christian Scott: Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Album Review
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Joshua Redman: Compass

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425

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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

Toshio Matsuura Group: Loveplaydance: 8 Scenes From The Floor

Album Review
2018-03-28
11

Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

Record Label Profile
2010-12-22
642

Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms

Just For Fun
2011-12-23
157

Sun Ra: Exotica

Album Review
2018-03-19
14

Alice Coltrane: The Flowering of Astral Jazz

Multiple Reviews
2011-10-27
162

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505

Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Album Review
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427

John Coltrane: Kulu Sé Mama

Reassessing
2011-11-30
193

John Coltrane: My Favorite Things: Coltrane Live At Newport

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646

Thelonious Monk: Mønk

Album Review
2018-09-20
10

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123

Various Artists: We Out Here

Album Review
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13

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Jazz Musicians with Eccentricities

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99

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12

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

Album Review
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14

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448

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408

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