My annual review of the year in jazz for 2010 has been published at allaboutjazz.com.
Each holiday season, I find the work on this project is a refreshing way to sift through and reflect on some of the significant ups, downs and other noteworthy occurrences that take place across the globe under the aegis of jazz.
The major minus - or true blue note - always turns out to be the rather large number of musicians and associates who pass on to their next spiritual plane.
It is impossible to note everything that happens - or every award received - during the course of the year. But there is still a lot to chew on.
And 2011 is under way. Here we go on another ride.