Monday, February 8, 2010

Pierre Dorge and the New Jungle Orchestra

Originally posted on August 27, 2008

Pierre Dorge plays excellent guitar, writes, arranges and leads a Danish big band named The New Jungle Orchestra. Both his playing and that of the band combine modern jazz, African highlife and an original streak to create a music that stands out as different, very different.

There are lots of albums he’s made. One is Music from the Danish Jungle (DCCD) (1995) and it’s as good as any of them. Some of the ones from the late ‘80s are perhaps the best of all. He should be heard by those who want to be refreshed by the new.

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