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Bright Dog Red

Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, New York, will release Somethin’ Comes Along, a double album, on September 25, 2020. Somethin’ Comes Along, marks the ensemble’s third, and most ambitious, release for Ropeadope, the influential Philadelphia area music, clothing, and culture imprint.

“Somethin’ Comes Along’ sees Bright Dog Red revisit the rulebook once again for a two-disc album showcasing some stunning compositions…the music runs a joyous gamut now synonymous with the BDR brand. While songs like the album’s title track ‘Somethin’ Comes Along’ and ‘Colors’ capture the band’s fervent energy, numbers like ‘Soft Hand’ showcase their ability within a more traditional New York, noir jazz aesthetic which places you on those late night New York streets.” (UK Vibe)

“Starting as a jazz-meets-hip-hop jam band with a loosely-defined membership, Bright Dog Red has become a fixture on the NYC jazz and improvisation scene” (Jazz Journal). The group’s “fiery, free-flowing and immersive” (Glide Magazine) sets have generated comparisons to “Mahavishnu Orchestrameets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman) and “electronic Ahmad Jamal” (Don Lucoff).

Founded by drummer and composer Joe Pignato, BDR is comprised of a rotating cast of players. Recent performances have featured Eric Person, (alto and soprano saxes), Mike LaBombard (tenor sax), Tyreek Jackson (guitar and bass), Cody Davies (electronics), Anthony Berman (bass), and Matt Coonan (poetry and freestyling).

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”BDR could find an important position among the most famous bands, the most listened to players of innovative jazz in this early part of the century.” -Jazz in Family, Italia.

“A seamless blend of seemingly disparate influences, creating a post-modern mélange that ranges from the familiar to the surprising…thought-provoking, toe-tapping, boundary-defying music.” -Modern Drummer, US

”Spirited, a full throttle go-for-it charge for the line affair.” -Marlbank, UK

“Bright Dog Red is perhaps the most unique band to grace the halls of Ropeadope, and that’s quite an accomplishment

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