The whole enterprise has the ring of the new, but you can imagine hearing it on WBGO, the local radio standard of the straight-ahead jazz tradition. ... Mr. Dingman's own style stands out: he uses it not just for melody and percussion but also for sound, in long, smoky chords beaming out like floodlighting.
- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
First and foremost, what you get from this record is this strong, very mysterious, very enthralling atmosphere throughout.
- Kevin LeGendre, BBC 3, Jazz on 3
The year is still relatively young, but Chris Dingman has already notched what's certain to be one of its watershed recordings: Waking Dreams, a gorgeous, contemplative sequence of moody original compositions played by an outstanding band.
- Steve Smith, Time Out New York
Vibraphonist Chris Dingman delivers a sure-footed and deeply lyrical debut, a showcase both for his luminous compositions and for his rapport with a network of peers
- Nate Chinen, The New York Times
Beautifully rendered and thoroughly accessible ..