Chris Dingman Trio

Chris Dingman’s Trio is a platform of exploration for new sonic possibilities, merging jazz and global influences in the context of trance-inducing grooves and instinctive group rapport. Featuring a host of impeccable rhythm players, the trio serves up a strong sense of atmosphere and wonder, emotion and playfulness, all centered around Dingman’s expansive approach to composition and the vibes.

The trio’s album Embrace, released March 6, 2020, features a set of all-new original compositions and follows up on the success of Dingman’s critically-acclaimed albums Waking Dreams and The Subliminal and the Sublime. Embrace received a grant from New Music USA: visit the project’s page on New Music USA’s website.

“full of interplay between spiky glistening surfaces
— like an El Anatsui work rendered as music.”
Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

“entrancing… deep, sonorous melody and harmony, and a beautiful ensemble feeling.”
Nate Chinen, WBGO / The Checkout

“A beautiful and incredibly fully realized record”
Jason Crane, The Jazz Session

“Delicately gorgeous… how deeply beautiful it all is. Highly recommended.”
Rick Anderson, CD Hot List

“Vibraphone-led trios aren’t common, and this is an outstanding realisation of the format. Five Stars
Andy Hamilton, Jazz Journal