On Dog is proud to present a new fabulous trans-european project started and led by Francesco Bigoni and Mark Solborg. The group is a unique selection of original voices and in-demand musicians from Italy, Denmark and Luxembourg carrying contemporary music with an edge.
Together and invidually the members of On Dog have played and recorded with such prominent artists as Evan Parker, Gianluca Petrella, Enrico Rava, Stefano Battaglia, Greg Cohen, Jim Black, AACM, Herb Robertson, Chris Speed, Paal Nilssen-Love, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Hank Roberts, Bobby Previte and many others.
On Dog began in 2012 as Bigoni og Solborg fused two trios: Hopscotch (ILK) and Crisco 3 (El Gallo Rojo) - and gathered the newly formed ensemble for three days of workshop, intensive musical exchange and a concert in Massa Lombarda, Italy. Here, and at following concerts, it became clear that this lucky-punch-combination of players and music had natural access to a beautiful musical common ground.
The music is new, original and with an edge: Essentially a study on counterpoint and polyphony which allows five performers (all experienced composers and free improvisers) to be confronted by through-composed pieces. Here Francesco Bigoni and Mark Solborg’s voices and pens meet again and ranges from transparent, chamber-like passages (mostly part II) to rocking bursts of sound caried by drums, baritone and guitar( Part I ).
On Bigoni and Solborgs latest releases :
The trio shows not only the depth of its individual voices, but the extent to which group interplay, composition and improvisation can blend into a singular and compelling collective statement. [Hopscotch - Bigoni/Solborg/Brow]
- Matthew Miller, New York City Jazz Record.
Surveying Bigoni’s work is a rewarding experience. His range is broad, and his enthusiasm, passion and execution are as infectious as they are impressive.
- Peter Margasak, Downbeat (US)
Solborg ..one of the most fervid and intriguing musicians on the European scene. [Mark Solborg Trio Feat. Evan Parker & Herb Robertson]
- Vincenzo Roggero - All about Jazz Italia
“ .. there is an organic and thoughtful sense of urgency that makes this trek feel like one we’d like to take.”
- New York City Jazz Record
..konzentriertes Interagieren, behutsames Ausreizen des Gegeneinander von geschlossenen und offenen Formen. 85 Minuten Musik (..) die nie langweilig werden.
- FreiStil (DE)
Brilliant recording, genuine and perky musicianship, shrewd compositions, band interplay and interesting arrangements.
"On Dog strikes deeply for its ability to narrate the most unquiet dreams of European Jazz"
Enrico Bettinello - Musica Jazz (IT)
Music always needs international encounters and exchanges. It happens too often that, at a high career level, these encounters happen due to marketing reasons, or merely putting all-star musicians together. On Dog is a remarkable and absolutely precious exception.
- Enrico Bettinello, Blow Up (IT)