Chip Deffaa
April 26, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Music From the Danish Jungle

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
dacapo, Naxos
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B+

With Pierre Dorge’s ”Fullmoon for a Rhino,” a sensuous composition he loosely fashions after Duke Ellington’s ”The Mooge,” the top Danish ensemble New Jungle Orchestra comes closer to evoking the magic of Ellington than most bands that re-create his music verbatim. While their emotional range on Music From the Danish Jungle is not as broad as the Ellington band’s, but it can be quite moving, as on a hymn by the masterly Danish composer Carl Nielsen. B+

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