Dave Vreuls, Bjarke Nikolajsen, Thomas Kjargaard, Mads la Cour, Gerard Presencer, Lars Vissing: Trumpets
Peter Dahlgren, Vincent Nilsson, Kevin Christensen, Annette Saxe, Jakob Munck: Trombones
Peter Fuglsang, Nicolai Schultz, Hans Ulrik, Anders Banke, Frederik Menzies, Anders Gaardmand, Jan Harbeck: Saxophones
Henrik Gunde: piano
Per Gade: guitar
Kaspar Vadsholt: bass
Soren Frost: drums
Peter Jensen, Jesper Riis, Roger Neumann: arrangements
89-year-old American sound engineer Al Schmitt has mixed albums for Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, and Paul McCartney. Now, a new record from jazz vocalist Sinne Eeg and the Danish Radio Big Band joins his already illustrious discography.
Fans and listeners of both Sinne Eeg and the Danish Radio Big Band are no doubt well aware of the artists’ previous collaborations throughout the years. But on their new album together, entitled We´ve Just Begun, they’ve gone all-in: setting out to recapture the stunning sound of vintage records from the golden days of jazz, when groups led by the likes of Count Basie and Quincy Jones ruled supreme. And there’s no one better suited to mix this new recording than Al Schmitt – the legendary technician responsible for recording and creating the sound on historic big bands albums!
This new album is one of Sinne Eeg’s largest productions to date. Listeners get to know her up-close-and-personally as a singer and composer, while the 19 musicians from the Danish Radio Big Band stretch out and shine in a series of catchy arrangements (offered by master-arrangers Peter Jensen, Jesper Riis, and the American Roger Neumann) that beautifully balance the sounds of classic and modern big bands.
Half of the selections on We´ve Just Begun are originals written specifically for the new album – ‘We’ve Just Begun,’ ‘Those Ordinary Things,’ ‘To A New Day,’ ‘Like A Song,’ and ‘Samba em Comum’ (the last as a tribute to Danish Radio’s jazz channel, P8). Listeners are also treated to a new arrangement of ‘Crowded Heart’ which previously appeared on the album Face The Music. The remaining songs are arrangements of the jazz standards ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Comes Love,’ and ‘Detour Ahead,’ as well as the Danish songs ‘Hvorf....... więcej