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.
Memory Drawings in Film and Print: 'Seth's Dominion'
Glam Is Good
Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only
On Speaking to Southerners About Southerners
‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes
The xx: I See You
"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.