Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, New York, released 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 rule-book 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 Orchestra meets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman), "Romantic Warrior era Return to Forever" (Rimas e Batidas), “Maceo-style funk” (JazzWise), 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).
"Theirs is an unrivalled approach to contemporary jazz” (Blue in Green Radio, UK)
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