The opening track from Multitasking above is new from the impressive Kuba Więcek trio, the album is to be released on the Warner Music Poland label.

Their second album — the band reminds me a little of Roller trio — following on from the award winning Another Raindrop released two years ago, this time around electronics plays more of a part.

Hear the trio at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, London on 5 May. 

Fans of free-jazz drum legend Andrew Cyrille have had plenty of late-career goodies in recent years to delve into, with last year’s Lebroba the pick

Cyrille’s work with Cecil Taylor secures his place in jazz history and somehow Uri Caine manages to make that connection with his resourcefully spiky bravura runs and elasticity in this superstar trio with Dave Douglas, one of today’s most acclaimed trumpeters. 

Douglas adds plenty of bluesy smears and dazzling runs that knit in perfectly with his trio partners. Devotion is quite an accessible release pivoting between handsome melodic ideas and rampaging freedom. There is a lot of economy in what the trio provide, stickling to mainly four- and five-minute length tunes that say so much in a relatively brief amount of time.

The tunes are by Dave Douglas and serve as dedications to musicians he admires such as Franco D’Andrea. The title track is a hymn by Alexander Johnson that dates back to the 19th century and draws the album strikingly to a close. SG    

New this month on Mack Avenue from one of the world's great jazz drummers check out ‘Twelve’s It’ from Perpetual Optimism. The piece is a homage to pianist Ellis Marsalis who was an early mentor to Riley.

Brad Mehldau’s new album Finding Gabriel which will be released on his long time label Nonesuch in May has nine thematically related songs by Mehldau and features performances by him on piano, synthesizers, percussion, and Fender Rhodes, as well as vocals. Guest musicians include Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, and Becca Stevens, among others. Check ‘The Garden’ from the album above.