Downbeat review of new trio CD

Somewhere In The Upstream, my latest trio CD on Clean Feed Records with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss, and dedicated to Yusef Lateef, received a nice review in the May 2018 issue of Downbeat magazine. “Three master improvisers—Dessen on trombone and computer, bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss—collaborate with help from a computer that acts both as an electronic roadmap and a fourth improvising group member. Dessen uses a ‘scorestream’ that displays on-screen notations that vary unpredictably each time the piece is performed. The results are startling, from pensive to aggressive, punctuated by moments of cosmic electronica.” Thank you, Allen Morisson!