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Paul May and Carolyn Hume have been playing and recording together for 26 years. They have released 7 critically acclaimed albums on Leo Records as a duo, 3 albums in a trio...

New April 2024

'Shape of the Night' out now on Leo Records.

Hume and May create potent ambient atmospheres moving from minimalist sci-fi to rhythmic landscapes reaching for the unspoken depths.


Paul May

Carolyn Hume

Paul May is one of the most respected drummers on the improvising circuit. His CV includes work with the likes of Alexander Hawkins, Petra Jean Phillipson, Tim Hodgkinson, Klaus Filip and Matthias Eick, as well as electro-acoustic improvisers Sonnamble and the improv trios Elvers (with trumpeter Ian R Watson) and Found Drowned (with guitarist James O'Sullivan). He was also responsible for co-founding the critically acclaimed spiritual jazz collective Woven Entity alongside Lascelle Gordon and Patrick Dawes. May’s longstanding duo with Carolyn Hume has resulted in several well received albums on Leo Records and led to the formation of Fourth Page. He’s also worked closely with UK bluesman Duke Garwood for some two decades and features heavily on Garwood’s critically acclaimed recent albums 'Heavy Love’ and 'Garden of Ashes’.

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Hume has released 10 albums since 2000 on ‘Leo Records’; 7 collaborations with Paul May, 2 solo albums featuring compositions for cello and voice and 3 collaborative projects.

She has performed Internationally, in Europe and the UK and provided music for short films, including work by Sub Gravity Films, Pan MacMillan and ‘Elegy Japan’ with photographer Darron Davies. Her collaborations include work with Oliver Coates, Alexey Kruglov, Sonia Hammond, Judie Tzuke, Kuljit Bhamra, Duke Garwood, Oleg Yudanov, Pete Marsh, Russell Webb and John McGeoch.

Hume has released on Leo Records, Forwind and The 52nd, and is a member of Fourth Page, alongside Paul May and Charlie Beresford..

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