Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, NY, fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music.
Since debuting in 2015, BDR has generated comparisons to ” Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman), “electronic Ahmad Jamal,” (Don Lucoff) and to other psychedelic, jazz fusion, and hip hop luminaries.
The band will release “Means to the Ends,” its first full-length commercial album, on Ropeadope Records, October5, 2018.
BDR plays regularly in New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Boston. Notable dates include opening for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, sharing bills with hip hop sensation Decora, jazz rock trio Italian Surf Academy, pianist Zack Clarke, and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin, regular performances at Spectrum NYC, ShapeShifter Lab, and nublu, performing at the Berklee College of Music, headlining Albany’s Madison Theatre, and appearances at BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY, Lilypad at Inman in Cambridge, Olive’s in Nyack, and the O+ Festivals in Kingston and Poughkeepsie.
“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, thebolg.com
“Ahead of the Game -Jordan Hill, Revolution Radio
“Extemporised psychedelic jazz-hop”-Emerging Indie Bands