Chris Dingman is a vibraphonist and composer known for his distinctive approach: sonically rich and conceptually expansive, bringing listeners on a journey to a beautiful, transcendent place. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his music has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, and recording artist.” (Jon Weber, NPR).

New Album: journeys vol. 1

journeys vol. 1 features meditative and atmospheric pieces culled from more than a year of solo explorations

Due out February 18, 2022, journeys vol. 1 is compiled from dozens of solo improvisations that Dingman has recorded throughout the pandemic, though it began before then. In 2019 he began sharing monthly tracks with his newsletter subscribers. The project turned into a weekly Bandcamp subscription series after the pandemic hit and other performance opportunities disappeared. To help choose the five tracks that comprise the album, Dingman solicited votes from his subscribers.

Learn more on the album page.

Peace

The music of Peace sets an atmosphere of calm and compassion, to help soothe, heal, and carry you through life’s challenges.

Peace was recorded as it was performed for Chris’s father during his time in hospice care. This extended album consists of 5 hours of Chris’s original solo vibraphone music.

Dingman casts an enveloping atmosphere throughout, creating layers of ethereal sounds – poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones. It’s an immersive listening experience that many have described as transportive, meditative, deeply healing, and transformative.

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Embrace

Sometimes in order to open up, we need to pare down. In order to make the most of the vast possibilities offered by the world outside, we first have to look deep inside and embrace ourselves. Five years after his critically-acclaimed album The Subliminal and the Sublime, vibraphonist and composer Chris Dingman returns with his much-anticipated follow-up, Embrace, released March 6, 2020.

Embrace features a transcendent vibes trio with bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Tim Keiper, inspired by a wide spectrum of jazz and West African traditions. Produced by Keith Witty (Somi, Thiefs) and recorded in studio to 16-track tape, the album’s warm, full sound pairs perfectly with the music’s strong sense of atmosphere and wonder, emotion and playfulness, all centered around Dingman’s expansive approach to the vibes. Learn more on the album page.

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