A.k.a. Ross Anthony May Anthony Cotto Ross A. May
Born in New York City's Harlem community in 1937, Tony May is the son of jazz musician Ernestine Atwell May. He is the brother-in-law of the late Larry Banks, who was songwriter and former husband to singer Bessie Banks. His career focused on the New York music scene, as an engineer, producer and songwriter. He was on staff at A&R Studios in New York, during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He recorded Chick Corea's breakthrough album Return To Forever, among many other prominent pop, soul, jazz and Latin music artists. After the departure of Bruce Staple, he became chief engineer at Allegro Sound Studios, which then became Generation Sound Studios. He also worked as a senior engineer for the legendary BMG Studios, NY before the merger with Sony Music. He is not to be confused with the British photographer Tony May (4) who is credited with contributing to the artwork found on releases by Pink Floyd, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, and Dream Theater, among others.