Bruce Barth, who teaches at Temple University, is himself an earnest and dedicated student of the music. The pianist's understated manner has kept him a secret in plain view for decades. Look no further than Dedication, a collection of original material shaped for his trio with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Montez Coleman, whose recent, untimely death partly inspires the album's title. There are also bright tributes to McCoy Tyner and Tommy Flanagan, whose lyricism Barth imbues throughout the session. Don't miss his gift for melody on "Softly, In a Garden Path" and the achingly beautiful "In Memoriam," for George Floyd.