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Tigra Negra

Read "Tigra Negra" reviewed by Donald Elfman

Tigra NegraPierre Dorge and the New Jungle OrchestraIlk Music2007Pierre Dørge has what seems like a magical ability - he can re-imagine and rethink the way that music is voiced thus creating entire new worlds out of worlds we think we know. He can take an Ellington standard or the “soundtrack from an imaginary film or an organ tune from Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) and present each with riotously funny squawking, chanting, ...

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Pierre D

Read "Pierre D" reviewed by Donald Elfman

If there ever was doubt about the universality of jazz and its creative spirit, one need look no further than the wildly inventive Danish guitarist/bandleader Pierre Dørge and his New Jungle Orchestra (NJO). Through a career that spans over forty-five years, Dørge has never ceased to surprise with music that touches on a world of traditions and yet bursts forth new and revelatory and never without a sense of great fun. He has constantly added to his primary original influences--Duke ...

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Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra: Giraf

Read "Giraf" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Giraf is the latest from the always excellent “New Jungle Orchestra". Here, along with guitarist and bandleader Pierre Dorge, NJO explore some adventurous left-of-center frontiers, which could mark a new beginning for this band. On Giraf Dorge enlists some talented guest artists which include the highly regarded saxophonist John Tchicai along with Achille Succi (bass clarinet), John Ehde (cello), and Josefine Cronholm (vocals).

Pianist-vocalist Irene Becker authored the composition titled, “Lullaby For Tchicai" which features a mock Latin cha-cha and ...


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