“Dunston is a young bassist with hungry ears and a commanding but wide-open style. Lately he’s become an indispensable player on the New York avant-garde, playing with the likes of Marc Ribot, the esteemed downtown guitarist, and Ches Smith, the top-flight drummer.”- Giovanni Russonello (New York Times).

“…this correspondent finally got a chance to check out in person one of the new hot bassists on the scene in Nick Dunston, who has already contributed to the bands of Amirtha Kidambi, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey and others. His rapid ascent is well justified as he is a fleet improviser, muscularly attentive to the lower register of his instrument and, most importantly, hardly cowed by his surrounding…”- Andry Henkin (New York City Jazz Record).

“For someone so young to have composed a work [La Operación] so dramatic and large that is both a response to socio-historical truth as well as a reflection on his own identity marks real musical maturity.”- Aaron Wolff (I Care If You Listen)