Wonderfully creative work from Pierre Dorge and his New Jungle Orchestra — a set that often features gentle, sensitive musical moments — although always handled with the sort of offbeat style we’ve come to expect from Dorge!” is the opening comment on Dørge’s previous album Whispering Elephants (SCCD 31652) by DUSTY Groove America. One month prior to the above studio recording Dørge and NJO gave a sold-out concert at the newly opened Royal Play House in Copenhagen, from which this latest album is compiled. The orchestra is enhanced by three international soloist: Sweden’s Josefine Cronholm on vocal, India’s Shashank Subramanyan on flute and Dawda Jobarteh from Gambia on Kora and vocal.

Sartre’s immortal quote, “Jazz is like a banana—it has to be consumed on the spot,” may hold true in some instances, but this recording is a thing worth saving and savoring . ( on SCCD 31632 Jazz Is Like A Banana, Steve Greenlee/Jazz Times)

1. Mbizo Mbizo (Pierre Dørge)
2. Fode Kaba (Pierre Dørge)
3. Swaralaya (Shashank Subramanyam)
4. Jeg Gik Mig Ud En Sommerdag (Pierre Dørge)
5. Whispering Elephants (Pierre Dørge)
6. Malam Lagu (Irene Becker)
7. Munzun Mun (Pierre Dørge)

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