I reviewed the Dead Cat Bounce album "Chance Episodes" for Exclaim! back in October, and I liked it a lot. So much so that I chose it as one of the best jazz albums of the year for Exclaim!'s "Improv & Avant-Garde 2011: 10 Favourites" list. (Note the Canadian English, which I find so charming!) I usually feel that I lack the knowledge to make an informed decision for these lists. But the jazz editor at the magazine told me to just go for it. So I did.