10 best jazz albums of 2012 By Kevin Kniestedt • Nov 27, 2012 TweetShareGoogle+Email Brad Mehldau makes the list for a second straight year. Groove Notes writer and KPLU jazz and news host Kevin Kniestedt lists the 10 jazz releases (and some honorable mentions) that he feels rose to the top in 2012. Read more on Groove Notes. Tags: Groove Notesbest jazz albumsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content 10 best jazz albums of the year By Kevin Kniestedt • Dec 12, 2011 Groove Notes writer and KPLU jazz host Kevin Kniestedt lists the 10 releases that stood out to him over the past year (with an informal ranking). Read more on Groove Notes.