Last week, Anthony Dean-Harris, the editor in chief of Nextbop, asked me and a few other contributing writers each to write a top five list of jazz albums for 2010. After thinking about it for a while, I realized I couldn't do it. I just didn't think my list would be sufficient--because, simply, I hadn't listened to enough albums released this year. I didn't want to pass off a shoddy list. Thinking about the year, I realized so much in my life had to do directly with jazz. So I made a different sort of list. Find it here.