Sunday, October 11, 2015

DENMARK: Pierre Dorge - Blui (SteepleChase 2015)


1. Else Belse Bird Beard (9:37)
2. Xongly (7:18)
3. Beauty of the Insects (5:12)
4. Happy as a Cow (6:24)
5. Cha Cha Lupa (5:10)
6. All the Things We Are (5:51)
7. Wulla Wussa (8:16)
8. Blui (7:21)
9. Danza Reptilla (7:58)

Pierre Dorge - guitar
Kirk Knuffke - cornet
Thommy Andersson - bass
Hamid Drake - drums

Quartet recording led by Danish guitarist/composer Pierre Dørge, who has been leading the internationally renowned New Jungle Orchestra, which Down Beat hailed as "unabashedly one of Europe's most sophisticated jazz band" for 35 years.
Dorge has performed in more than 50 countries, enriching his musical vocabulary from different cultures all over the world. 'Blui' is his second quartet album and all the compositions are by the leader. The first entitled 'Ballad Round the Corner' was released 36 years ago with the legendary John Tchicai on alto sax. Pierre Dørge puts his trademark "pan-cultural jazz" energy to his this international ensemble of Kirk Knuffke on cornet and Hamid Drake on drums from USA and bassist Thommy Andersson from Sweden.