The Allmusic review by David R. Adler states "Douglas's writing and playing are highly unpredictable and emotionally rich. His remarkable sextet delivers every note with conviction and finesse". On All About Jazz Glenn Astarita said "With Stargazer, Dave Douglas has quickly established himself as one of the premier trumpet masters of the 90's... This release ranks among Douglas' most inspired work — fine craftsman with amazing chops yet an extremely versatile and musician. The future of jazz seems bright with the advent of Dave Douglas' vision. Highly recommended".