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.
On Friedrich Nietzsche's Early Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual Development
The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say
'Planetes' Should Be Required Baggage on the First Mission to Mars
Negură Bunget: ZI
Neil Gaiman Takes on a Different Perspective
Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook
Less Story, More Play: All Aboard for Planet Marlys!
"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.