PIERRE DØRGE

Progressive Big Band / Avant-Garde Jazz / Jazz Related Soundtracks / 21st Century Modern • Denmark
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Pierre Dørge has gained some fame for his work with his New Jungle Orchestra, a band that plays fresh interpretations of some classics (particularly by Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk) along with its leader's originals. Dørge led his first band in 1960, was a member of John Tchicai's big band (1969-1971), in 1978 headed a quartet called Thermaenius, and in 1980 put together the New Jungle Orchestra. Dørge has recorded several very interesting sessions (including a duo with Tchicai) for the SteepleChase label.

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Composer, bandleader and guitarist. Born in Copenhagen 1946. Leader of the 11-piece NEW JUNGLE ORCHESTRA, formed in 1980 and appointed Danish National Ensemble 1993-96. Self-taught musician, whose first (4-string) guitar was made by his father. His career took speed after winning the Danish Radio amateur competition three years on a string, with his Copenhagen Jazz Band. Dorge turned out to be one of the most prolific and wide-ranging
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PIERRE DØRGE Discography

PIERRE DØRGE albums / top albums

PIERRE DØRGE Landscape With Open Door (with Walt Dickerson) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Landscape With Open Door (with Walt Dickerson)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
PIERRE DØRGE Ballad Round The Left Corner album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Ballad Round The Left Corner
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Brikama album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Brikama
Progressive Big Band 1984
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Even The Moon Is Dancing album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Even The Moon Is Dancing
Progressive Big Band 1985
PIERRE DØRGE Dørge, Becker & Carlsen Featuring Marilyn Mazur ‎: Canoe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dørge, Becker & Carlsen Featuring Marilyn Mazur ‎: Canoe
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
PIERRE DØRGE Dørge/Becker/Carlsen Featuring Hamid Drake : La Luna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dørge/Becker/Carlsen Featuring Hamid Drake : La Luna
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Johnny Lives album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Johnny Lives
Progressive Big Band 1987
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Different Places - Different Bananas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Different Places - Different Bananas
Progressive Big Band 1989
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Peer Gynt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Peer Gynt
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1989
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & Harry Beckett : Echoez Of... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & Harry Beckett : Echoez Of...
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Karawane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Karawane
Progressive Big Band 1992
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra* Featuring David Murray ‎: The Jazzpar Prize album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra* Featuring David Murray ‎: The Jazzpar Prize
Progressive Big Band 1992
PIERRE DØRGE Absurd Bird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Absurd Bird
Progressive Big Band 1995
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Music From The Danish Jungle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Music From The Danish Jungle
Progressive Big Band 1996
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra : China Jungle album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra : China Jungle
Progressive Big Band 1997
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Featuring John Tchicai & Josefine Cronholm ‎: Giraf album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Featuring John Tchicai & Josefine Cronholm ‎: Giraf
Progressive Big Band 1998
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Zig Zag Zímfoni album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Zig Zag Zímfoni
Progressive Big Band 2001
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Negra Tigra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Negra Tigra
Progressive Big Band 2005
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Jazz Is Like a Banana album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Jazz Is Like a Banana
Progressive Big Band 2007
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge Presents New Jungle Orchestra album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Pierre Dørge Presents New Jungle Orchestra
Progressive Big Band 2010
PIERRE DØRGE Dorge/Sorey/Westegaard: Like Salamanders We Survive album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Dorge/Sorey/Westegaard: Like Salamanders We Survive
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PIERRE DØRGE Blui album cover 4.48 | 2 ratings
Blui
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
PIERRE DØRGE Soundscapes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundscapes
21st Century Modern 2018

PIERRE DØRGE EPs & splits

PIERRE DØRGE live albums

PIERRE DØRGE Thermænius Live Musikcaféen, May 28. 1979 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thermænius Live Musikcaféen, May 28. 1979
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra
Progressive Big Band 1982
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & Thermænius : Copenhagen Boogie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & Thermænius : Copenhagen Boogie
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge, Jan Kaspersen Duo ‎: Live In Denmark album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge, Jan Kaspersen Duo ‎: Live In Denmark
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Live In Chicago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Live In Chicago
Progressive Big Band 1991
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Live At Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra ‎: Live At Birdland
Progressive Big Band 2007
PIERRE DØRGE At the Royal Playhouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Royal Playhouse
Progressive Big Band 2009
PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Ubi Zaa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : Ubi Zaa
Progressive Big Band 2016

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PIERRE DØRGE Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : The Olufsen Years 1988-1994 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra : The Olufsen Years 1988-1994
Progressive Big Band 2010

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PIERRE DØRGE Blui

Album · 2015 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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snobb
I really enjoy the return of guitars jazz popularity during some last years. Being one of important instruments in 60s, it lost its attraction with fusion revolution,which first stole it and then shamelessly destroyed it with myriads of unimaginably shredders and three-chord copycats.

With coming of a new century guitar timidly returned to jazz scenes backstage, and the second decade evidences true guitar jazz renaissance.

Danish guitarist Pierre Dorge in his late 60 is far not a newbie, he played with John Tchicai and led New Jungle Orchestra for decades. But it's probably the fashion of the day is what pushed him to record guitar quartet album - really rare case in his prolific discography."Blui", recorded in New York last December with international quartet,is released on SteepleChase label, what is another quite unusual event. Danish SteepleChase is most probably European leading mainstream jazz label for decades. Searching for quality hard bop or conservative post bop album one can literally chose any SteepleChase release even if artist's name say him nothing - one will hardly make a mistake here.

"Blui" isn't mainstream jazz album at all. Those not familiar with Pierre Dorge music most probably know at least two of three his collaborators - Americans veteran drummer Hamid Drake and younger generation's New York-based clarinetist Kirk Knuffke are both well known to adventurous jazz fans.

"Blui" contains perfectly played by four equal excellent musicians well-framed free form tuneful jazz, mostly mid-tempo or even slow in moments, relaxed but no way lazy. Quartet mixes hard-bop with klezmer,North African and Middle Eastern rhythms producing rarely beautiful and quite accessible music,full of internal harmony and radiating positive energy. Oppositely to domination of scratchy and angry noisy destructive guitar bands around on both European and American scenes, Dorge quartet's aesthetics are closer to 50s beatniks or 60s hippies without sliding to noodling or esoteric meditative.

At the same time, album's music generally sounds quite modern, not without help of New York downtown-influenced Kirk Knuffke clarinet soloing.

Very good album melting best elements from past and current,different cultures' influences but what is even more important - rare high quality modern jazz album, radiating so big amount of positive energy.

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