Critics can be fools, particularly in their own eyes. Here are five jazz discs from 2011 that should have been on my top ten list but slipped from view, then. It's not too late to dig them.
The "Good Old Days" of TV Are Happening Right Now
Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy
'Land of Mine' Explores the Intolerable Costs of Nationalistic Vengeance
'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris
Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here
'Supernatural' Goes All 'Reservoir Dogs' in One of the Season's Best Episodes
'The Art of the Blues' Captures the Music's Visuals to Sublime Standards
'Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark' Serves as a Succinct Companion to the Landmark Film
"There's no one better than a barbarian to teach you how to become civilized.