Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Brikama (SCCD 31188)

SCCD 31188 Brikama / Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra Guitarist and bandleader Pierre Dørge formed this nearly-big band, New Jungle Orchestras in 1980. The music is diverse as its members nationalities. “…Brikama is absolutely stunning, with vivid voicings and a bewildering range of instrumental characters…” (The Penguin Guide to JAZZ) 1. Monk in Africa […]

Johnny Dyani – Afrika (SCCD 31186)

SCCD 31186 Afrika / Johnny Dyani Septet The late South African bassist Johnny Dyani left a number of superb recordings on SteepleChase and this is his most ambitious project with colourful instrumentation including steel drums. 1. Blame it on the Boers (Johnny Dyani)2. Appear (Johnny Dyani)3. Pretoria three (Johnny Dyani)4. Needle children (Johnny Dyani)5. Kalahari […]

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. […]