10 best jazz albums of the year By Kevin Kniestedt • Dec 12, 2011 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Brad Mehldau made the list. Find out more on Groove Notes. 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. Tags: JazzGroove NotesView the discussion thread.