Otto Malling: Paulus; Frelserens syv Ord paa Korset

Otto Malling: Paulus; Frelserens syv Ord paa Korset

by Helge Gramstrup


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Otto Malling: Paulus; Frelserens syv Ord paa Korset

Guitarist Pierre Dorge's New Jungle Orchestra has a very fitting title, for although they do not perform any Duke Ellington songs on their varied CD (the moody "Fullmoon for a Rhino" comes the closest style-wise), the adventure of Duke's music (along with an inventive use of wah-wah mutes and tone colors) is certainly present. A major surprise occurs halfway through the program when one realizes that this "big band" has no regular trumpeters and utilizes just two trombones and two reeds. Performing 13 originals from band members (including ten by either the leader or pianist Irene Becker) plus Carl Nielsen's early church hymn, the New Jungle Orchestra mixes together advanced improvising, celebratory melodies ("Ritus Huju #1" sounds as if it could have come from Abdullah Ibrahim), and some tightly arranged pieces with infectious and inventive rhythms and constant surprises in their highly appealing program. The music often sounds as if it is part of a wondrous and unusual jungle, and even at its spaciest, the performances generally border on being jubilant. This continually intriguing set is a gem.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/1996
Label: Marco Polo
UPC: 0730099942324
catalogNumber: 9423

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Helge Gramstrup   Primary Artist
Pierre Dørge   Guitar,Cymbals,Leader,Vocals,Tibetan Trumpet
Kenneth Agerholm   Trombone,Trumpet,Vocals
Morten Carlsen   Tenor Saxophone,Taragat,Chinese Cymbals
Bent Clausen   Drums
Hugo Rasmussen   Bass
Jesper Zeuthen   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mads Hyhne   Trombone,Tibetan Trumpet
Aviaja Lumholt   Vocals
Ayi Solomon   Percussion
Irene Becker   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Pierre Dørge   Producer,Contributor
Morten Carlsen   Contributor
Bent Clausen   Producer
Hugo Rasmussen   Contributor
Jesper Bo   Engineer
Mirjam DøRge   Cover Design
New Jungle Orchestra   Contributor
Irene Becker   Composer

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