Dissent or Descent

Dissent of Descent
Studio album by Horace Tapscott
Released 1998
Recorded 1984 in NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 77:08
Label Nimbus West
NS 509 C
Producer Tom Albach
Horace Tapscott chronology
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8
Dissent or Descent
The Dark Tree

Dissent or Descent is an album by American jazz pianist/composer Horace Tapscott recorded in 1984 but not released on the Nimbus West label until 1998.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Don Snowden stating, "Tapscott's playing with the trio is fairly muted, with more emphasis put on his formidable melodic gifts than any virtuoso turns. Dissent or Descent may not be the best music any of these musicians created but it's a good example of solid, tasteful professionalism".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Horace Tapscott except as indicated

  1. "As a Child" - 7:09
  2. "Sandy and Niles" - 7:33
  3. "To the Great House" - 11:57
  4. "Spellbound" (Clifford Jordan) - 14:14
  5. "Ballad for Samuel" - 7:45
  6. "Ruby, My Dear" (Thelonious Monk) - 10:23
  7. "Chico's Back in Town" - 8:07



  1. Horace Tapscott discography accessed February 5, 2015
  2. 1 2 Snowden, D., Allmusic Review accessed February 5, 2015
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