Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra – Tjak Tjaka Tchicai (SCCD 31777)

SCCD 31777 Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra “Tjak Tjaka Tchikai” John Tchic ai (1936 – 2012) to whom this CD is dedicated was one of the most celebrated jazz musicians hailing from Europe (Denmark) of our time. Pierre Dørge owes the considerable part of his musical roots to John Tchicai whose impact on contemporary […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Sketches Of India (SCCD 31728)

India and Indian music have intrigued Pierre Dørge ever since his teenage. Here on his latest album Dørge compiles his impressions of several trips there and the result of his recent field studies. Donald Elfman of AAJ once remarked, “ Pierre Dørge has what seems like a magical ability – he can re-imagine and rethink […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Presents (SCCD 31701)

Guitarist/composer/bandleader Pierre Dørge introduced his New Jungle Orchestra for the first time in Music Café in Copenhagen on September 24, 1980. Since then Dørge has been in the pursuit of “sometimes outlandish adventures” (The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD – sixth edition) for his vibrant, creative almost big band. To celebrate the 30 th […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – The Olufsen Years 1988-1994 (SCCD 30020/24)

1. Kera Dorong (Pierre Dørge)2. Fats Waller In The Busch Of Leipzig (Pierre Dørge)3. Monkey Forest (Irene Becker)4. Kiss Me In Neanderthal (Pierre Dørge)5. Largo Lapidarius (John Tchicai)6. Bali Sinar Bulan (Pierre Dørge)7. Dancing In The Temple (Pierre Dørge)8. Sun Ra Over La Luna (Pierre Dørge)9. Sinar (Pierre Dørge)10. Munduk (Jesper Zeuthen)11. Did Nielsen Like […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – At The Royal Playhouse (SCCD 31693)

“ 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 […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Whispering Elephants (SCCD 31652)

Since Pierre Dørge and his New Jungle Orchestra made an impressive “home coming “ CD (Jazz Is Like A Banana SCCD 31636) last November, the orchestra has been touring extensively and energetically through different continents. The experience gave Pierre’s imaginative pen to put together “…… another typical potpourri of the unexpected from a soloist, arranger, […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Jazz Is Like A Banana (SCCD 31636)

1. Taranaki (Pierre Dørge) 2. A Minor Disturbance To Mr. Nielsen (Pierre Dørge) 3. Forgotten Highway (Irene Becker) 4. Café Central (Pierre Dørge) 5. Landscape With Animals (Pierre Dørge) 6. Blue Mask (Pierre Dørge) 7. Jazz Is Like A Banana (Pierre Dørge) 8. Tilo Akandita (Pierre Dørge) 9. By The Foot Of The Mountain (Pierre […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – New Jungle Orchestra (SCCD 31162)

SCCD 31162 PIERRE DØRGE & NEW JUNGLE ORCHESTRA This is the first recording ever by Pierre Dørge’s famous world music big band. The orchestra had been on an extensive world tour in the past three years as the State Ensemble of Denmark. “… New Jungle Orchestra, the nearly-big band under Dørge’s leadership which is among […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Johnny Lives (SCCD 31228)

SCCD 31228 Johnny Lives / Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra As its name suggests the undertone of this almost big band is African music, for which the South African bassist Johnny Mbizo Dyani had been a great contributor. A few months after Dyani’s untimely death, the guitarist/bandleader Dørge dedicated this recording to the bassist. […]

Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Even The Moon Is Dancing (SCCD 31208)

SCCD 31208 Even The Moon Is Dancing / Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra “… Led by young Danish guitarist and composer Pierre Dørge, its earthy sounds are a universal hybrid that set you off dancing regardless of your national or cultural background…These sounds move you, feet to mind .” (Peter Kostakis, ***** DownBeat) 1. […]