Whitney Balliett, 1926-2007  (image: lifeinlegacy.com)

Whitney Balliett 1926-2007 (image: lifeinlegacy.com)

A critic is a bundle of biases
held loosely together
by good taste.

— Whitney Balliett, Jazz critic and book reviewer for the New Yorker magazine 1954-2001.

Yep, that about sums it up. Does it for me.

(Of course, like beauty, ‘good taste’ is in the eye of the beholder.)