The Hindu - India . Jazz of the Jungle

Posted Mar 18th 2010

New Jungle Orchestra's music is jazz in its most hybrid and entertaining form

When a band from Denmark with a base of jazz sees inspiration in the language of elephants on one hand, Bollywood (Monsoon Wedding, for example) on another and tweaks them with influences from West Asia and Africa and music by an Indian flautist, variety and range become tangible and surprises expected. New Jungle Orchestra, led by veteran conductor-guitarist Pierre Dorge, recently undertook a tour of Indian cities, including the Capital, collaborating with Indian flautist Shashank Subramanyam