Copenhagen-based New Jungle Orchestra plays highleveled worldmusic rooted
in jazz ! The eleven-piece band has in its 30-year history fascinated and
inspired audiences around the world, leaving their distinct mark on all five
continents. The ingredients in their mad musical meltingpot are nordic, west-african,
arabian, and asian music beautyfully amalgamated with influences of Ornette
Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington and Charlie Mingus.
the years New Jungle Orchestra has managed to preserve a contagious enthusiasm,
and true curriousity along with a deep respect for musical roots. With their
virtuoso and humoresque musicality they are guaranteed to give your audience
the unique and extraordinary experience.
The orchestra has placed itself as one of the most original and enjoyable
groups to be heard on the global music scene today - and they have 18 great
recordings to prove it. World music in the true sense of the world.
NJO was touring Brazil ,China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia,
Singapore, Canada, Indonesia, Ghana, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France,
England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Faroe
Islands, Iceland, Germany, Mexico, Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Estonia, the
US of A, Vietnam, Poland and Latvia.
|Morten Carlsen:||Saxophones & Taragot|
|Anders Banke:||saxophones, bassclarinet|
New Jungle Orchestra, Akasaka Palace, Tokyo Nov. 2004.
"The Danish guitarist creates an exotically hued,
rhythmically vibrant music that is simultaneously sophisticated and accessible.
Pierre Dørge´s NJO has been one of jazz´s most consistently
engaging big bands of the last decade."
- Down Beat
"It is unabashedly one of Europe´s most
sophisticated jazz bands"..... "Dørge and band don't simply reverently
imitate the Ellington jungle-sound, but ironically and humorously carry
that sound to its logical musical conclusion"..... "His (Dorge´s)
imaginative play with African styles and instrumentation, is unparalleled
by any other musicians not of African descent"
- Norman C. Weinstein
"From the opening notes, New Jungle Orchestra
goes up on two wheels and fearlessly spins through."
- C. Michael Bailey
"One of the most original, exuberant and, dare
I say it, fun jazz concerts seen for some time."
- Sydney Morning Herald
"Whimsical, unpredictable, mindexpanding...great
- Chip Deffaa, New York Post
"There may not be a more infectious force in jazz
than guitarist Dorge and his freewheeling 11-member Danish ensemble."
- Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Sun-Times
"New Jungle Orchestra brings fun back into jazz."
- Paul Blair, Jakarta Post.
"El Talentoso New Jungle."
- Excelsior, Mexico.
"Sebuah upaya yang sungguh simpatik."
- Kompas, Jakarta.
"Music without prejudice instrumentalists on a
very high level."
- La Voz de Interior, Argentina.