By Kerilie McDowall | Published May 2020
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.
We’ve Just Begun: We’ve Just Begun; Like A Song; Those Ordinary Things; Talking To Myself; Hvor Er Lykken Så Lunefuld; My Favorite Things; Samba Em Comum; Detour Ahead; Comes Love; To A New Day. (46:59)
Personnel: Sinne Eeg, Sille Grønberg, Birgitte Soojin, Ninna Milner Juel, Maja Hanghø, Alice Carreri, vocals; Henrik Gunde, piano; Per Gade, guitar; Kaspar Vadsholt, bass; Søren Frost, drums; Nicolai Schultz, flugelhorn, flute, saxophone; Peter Fuglsang, clarinet, saxophone; Dave Vreuls, Bjarke Nikolajsen, Thomas Kjærgaard, Mads la Cour, Lars Vissing, Gerard Presencer, trumpet; Peter Fuglsang, Nicolai Schultz, Hans Ulrik, Anders Banke, Frederick Menzies, Anders Gaardmand, Jan Harbeck, saxophone; Peter Dahlgren, Vincent Nilsson, Kevin Christensen, Annette Saxe, Jakob Munck, trombone; Rune Harder Olesen (3), Luis Conte (7), percussion.