Dessen, Michael / Lineal
Album:Lineal Collection:Jazz
Artist:Dessen, Michael Added:May 2007
Label:Circumvention Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-05-06 Pull Date:2007-07-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 8Jul 1Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3May 27May 20May 13

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 28, 2012:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Not Minutes, But Breaths
4.Mar 19, 2010:Memory Select
Levity In Detail
2.May 25, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Not Minutes, But Breaths
5.Jul 08, 2007:Transmission Overload
3.Sep 28, 2011:Memory Select
Levity In Detail
6.Jul 06, 2007:Memory Select
Not Minutes, But Breaths

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-06 
Trombone-led modern jazz, really good, with composing that features some strong beats, post-bop complexity while leaving room for a bit of out-there soloing. Shouldn't scare anyone looking for "inside" jazz (esp. tracks 3 and 4). Dessen appears mostly in bass-drum trios, with occasional piano (2,3,7) or violin (5). Some high-profile guests including Vijay Iyer (piano), Mark Dresser (bass), and Susie Ibarra (percussion).

Other personnel: Jorge Roeder (bass), Bob Weiner (percusion), Terry Jenoure (violin)

1- Upbeat irregular rhythm; a spare trio setting
2- Crisp rhythm with really nice piano/bass. Dig the flowing piano riff near the end.
3- Ballad, a soft straight-jazz piece. Nice.
4- Mid/fast with a strong beat and bassline
5- Strong mid/fast piece that jams really well. With violin.
6- Groany bass/trombone duet, with Mark Dresser
7- Disconnected feel w/slow spacious piano. Second half gets faster, including some weighty composition.
8- Playful improv duet with Susie Ibarra.

Track Listing
1.What Space Can Hide The Liberty Of A Line 5.The Eye Is The Firs Circle
2.Levity In Detail 6.Something Singular
3.Lineal 7.Flecha
4.Not Minutes, But Breaths 8.Duo