NJO DOWN BEAT review January 2012

Posted Jan 4th 2012

BY HILARY BROWN
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra, Sketches Of India (Stateside Music/SteepleChase Productions)
........"Dørge’s use of Eastern technique on guitar—one of the most fascinating aspects of this excellent disc—is highlighted on “Elephants On The Road,” his account of a taxicab-pachyderm encounter. At several points, Sketches Of India reaches a full-throttle, high-energy apex that mimics the surging flow of New Delhi’s bustling railways and roadways (“Trivandrum Express”). It’s a constant swell of simultaneous, organized and dangerous movement, but the group never falters."