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Chris Dingman: The Subliminal and the Sublime

In his second album as a leader, Chris Dingman has brought forth a work of large ambition and impressive realization. The Subliminal and the Sublime is a through-composed five-part suite commissioned by Chamber Music America. Dingman was inspired to write it (over 18 months) by travels in the wilderness of the American West. He derives … Read More “Chris Dingman: The Subliminal and the Sublime”

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Chris Dingman: Waking Dreams

Vibraphonist-composer Chris Dingman recruited trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist Joe Sanders, drummer Justin Brown and saxophonist Loren Stillman to help him realize this darkly revealing and transcendent music. From the serenity of the opening “Vijayanagara” to the urgent and dissonant “Jet Lag” and the tender ballad “Manhattan Bridge,” Dingman has successfully captured the … Read More “Chris Dingman: Waking Dreams”

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