Sinne Eeg & The Danish Radio Big Band

We’ve Just Begun
(BFM Jazz)

Sinne Eeg’s seductive earth-toned vocals combine with the swinging Danish Radio Big Band on the singer’s ninth leader date.

Sinne’s sophisticated delivery is just about flawless on the title track, while the lyrics of “Those Ordinary Things” sagely comment on life’s journey: “We don’t often understand the importance of things until they’ve gone,” Eeg said. Her “Samba Em Comum” unites the music of Brazil with Portuguese and English lyrics, while Per Gade’s delicious guitar rhythms perfectly match Peter Dahlgren’s mellow trombone.

“To A New Day,” with a credit split between Martin Schack and Eeg, adds an infectious r&b-gospel influence, a sound suited to the singer’s positive message and serving as an inspired closer to We’ve Just Begun.