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Bright Dog Red at ShapeShifter Lab

April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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Bright Dog Red GA
Doors Open 8pm Show 830pm
$ 20.00

Joe Pignato, Drums, Concepts
Cody Davies, Sounds
Anthony Berman, Acoustic Bass
Mike LaBombard, Tenor Sax
Tyreek Jackson, Electric Guitar
Randall Horton, Poetry and Voice
Christian Black, Poetry and Voice

Bright Dog Red returns to ShapeShifter Lab, celebrating the release of two albums, Bad Magic and Hegemonitized, both out on Ropeadope, April 26, 2024. The group’s set will feature music that runs “a joyous gamut now synonymous with the BDR brand” (UK Vibe) as well as the poetry of guest vocalists, Randall Horton (American Book Award Winner) and Christian Black of Heroes Are Gang Leaders.
Celebrated for “sublimely marrying jazz with hip-hop, funk, and electronic music” (JazzTimes), Bright Dog Red has long been “a fixture on the NYC jazz and improvisation scene” (Jazz Journal). The group’s “proudly unanchored improvisation” (Downbeat) has been described as “part Ornette Coleman and Prime Time, part Lounge Lizards, part A Tribe Called Quest” (JazzTimes). The group specializes in “genre-agnostic, uncategorizable, and intensely thrilling” improvisation (Glide Magazine). BDR “can potentially appeal to jam-band, funk, rock, or hip-hop devotees ready to raise the roof” (JazzTimes).

Bright Dog Red (BDR), the alt-jazz, genre-fluid ensemble from Albany, New York, will release two albums simultaneously, Bad Magic and Hegemonitized, on April 26, 2024. The double release marks the ensemble’s sixth and seventh albums since signing with Ropeadope in 2018. Despite being hailed as the “best kept secret in the avant-jazz underground” (JazzTimes), BDR continues to produce music with a fervent prolificacy. The group’s “proudly unanchored improvisation” (Downbeat) has been widely lauded for “blending a potpourri of styles, while presenting a sonic personality and conceptual direction” (Downbeat). Described as “part Ornette Coleman and Prime Time, part Lounge Lizards, part A Tribe Called Quest” (JazzTimes), others have compared the group to “Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman), “Romantic Warrior era Return to Forever” (Rimas e Batidas), and “electronic Ahmad Jamal” (Don Lucoff).


April 26
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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837 Union Street, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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