Press

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On “How’s by You?,” BDR’s 2019 Ropeadope release

“Smokin’! spaced out.” -Jay Hunter, Jazz2K @ the Saint, US

“Fiery…free-flowing and immersive. Rhyming, noise and electronics weave in and out.” -Glide Magazine, US

“Un chien nourri au hip-hop, à l’electro, au jazz et qui rappe ; assurément un chien d’avant-garde A dope album!” [“A dog fed hip-hop, electro, jazz and rapping; certainly an avant-garde dog. A dope album!”] -Radio Le Grigri, France

“A big musical Ouija board…a stellar beatnik odyssey.” -The Bolg, Twin Cities

“Following the praise and plaudits for Bright Dog Red’s 2018 debut record ‘Means to the Ends’, the improv jazz outfit from Albany, New York, return with their thrilling follow-up for 2019, ‘How’s By You?’.

‘How’s By You?’ presents the band as becoming even more experimental and diverse in their compositions…you ultimately stop trying to comprehend this unravelling psychedelic experience and just learn to accept its mesmerizing nature.” -Blue in Green Radio, United Kingdom

“What happens when you mix spontaneous jazz, hip-hop, poetry, psychedelics and noise? Bright Dog Red. Never stops evolving – just like we all should…what lush bass work from Mr. Anthony Berman!” –Start-FM 94.2, Vilnius, Lithuania

“Spirited and free forming jazz with a bit of electronica and hip hop thrown in for good measure!” -NuJazzSounds, frome.fm United Kingdom


On “Means to the Ends,” BDR’s 2018 Ropeadope debut

“Spirited and inspired jazz that skillfully weaves in additional elements of electronica and hip-hop. ‘Means to the Ends’ is exhilarating.” – Blue in Green Radio, UK

“Wild, refreshing, creative music. A sense of mystery because you don’t know where it’s going, where it’s going to end up, but it takes you on a journey. Cracking good music.” – DJ Nick, Radio Winchcombe, UK

“An enjoyable jazz and ‘hip-pop’ hybrid…a seamless and well-crafted product.” -Jazz Journal, UK

“Doesn’t fit into anything, and that’s just fine! So much going on…takes many, many listens before you feel like you’re not getting that one off, ‘this is mine,’ experience… an incredible capture.” -Mr. G., Green Arrow Radio


On “Bullet Proof Shoes,” BDR’s 2017 EP:

“Exploratory sounds from a group on the rise… Strikes an insane balance of minimal tactile grooves with massive improvisational freakouts on a jazz club hip hop space odyssey.” -The Bolg Blog, Twin Cities

“This exploratory session mixes Late Night Tales-type grooves with quality rapping and exceptional musicianship.” -B of The Bolg

“Satisfying improvisation and exploration of theme make this tough and rewarding.” -TJ of The Bolg

“a lovely journey in fusion and certainly worth a listen or two (if not more).” chressence of The Bolg

“Jazz fans who dig hip hop will love the quick trip into the hazy underworld of Bright Dog Red’s Bullet Proof Shoes.”. -JT of the Bolg

“Extemporised psychedelic jazz-hop”-Emerging Indie Bands

“New York’s experimental outfit Bright Dog Red breathe life into their music, evolving with each subsequent sonic experiment. Get lost in Bright Dog Red’s latest offering, ‘Bullet Proof Shoes,’ and revel in musical metamorphosis.” -Masked Faces

On Bright Dog Red

“Sonic Groundbreakers.” -Nu Jazz Sounds, Frome.FM, UK

“A Group on the rise.” -The bolg.com

“An innovative and psychedelic mesh of jazz, hip-hop and electronica.” -The Alt Weekly

“Put Albany’s Bright Dog Red on your radar as this jazzy psychedelic hip hop posse has potential for some progressive golden era goodness.” -Peck and JT

“Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets.” -Paul Schulman, indie music veteran

“Electric Ahmad.” -Don Lucoff, DL Media

“Ahead of the Game -Jordan Hill, Revolution Radio

“Playful.” –New York Music Daily