If it’s a genuinely edgy, at times slightly sinister sounding piano trio you’re after then you’ve come to the right place with The Constant (listen to first track from the album above). 

Out now on Intakt Records, cult drummer Jim Black is his usual oblique self joined by pianist Elias Stemeseder and bassist Thomas Morgan, better known for his work with Tomasz Stanko. They’re playing mostly Black tunes loosely turned into a suite-like collection plus a cover of Showboat standard ‘Bill’ on a spiky session recorded in the studio in late-2015.