Pierre Dørge “Soundscapes” (SCCD 31846)

SCCD 31846 Pierre Dørge “Soundscapes”

To say “Pierre Dørge” and not to follow it with “& New Jungle Orchestra” is almost impossible.

Dørge created that small big band in 1980, which became a successful and stable vehicle for his adventurous music. They toured all over the world and built an impressive discography along the way.

The guitarist/composer/bandleader, however, has never neglected to seek new palette to draw his music in smaller ensembles.

Following highly acclaimed quartet release “Blui” of 2016, Dørge surrounds himself with all American colleagues who have deep understanding of Pierre Dørge’s unique soundscapes.

It’s an inspired collection of musicians and all serve the material well, eight songs written by Dørge …. When people think of Dørge, they tend to gravitate toward the NJO releases but his small-group recordings provide an excellent alternative and a more expansive picture of this unique guitarist.”

(Robert Iannapollo – NYC Jazz Record on SCCD 31797 “Blui”)

PIERRE DØRGE guitar
KIRK KNUFFKE cornet
STEPHEN RILEY tenor saxophone
CONRAD HERWIG trombone
JAY ANDERSON bass
ADAM NUSSBAUM drums

Recorded April 2017

1 MINGUS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY 6:07
2 LULLABY FOR SUN RA 8:10
3 ENIGMATIC TWILIGHT 6:09
4 ALLIGATOR IN PARADISE 5:07
5 BAMBLA JOLIFANTI 6:59
6 AFRIKAA MBIZO DYANI 8:51
7 A ROSE FOR LAURENT 5:15
8 MIRJAM’S DADA DANCE 6:53
9 SIM SIM BA 8:04

Total Playing Time 61:36

Composed by Pierre Dørge

UPC: 716043184620

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