Album Review: Nils -- Jazz Gems: The Best of Nils


Anyone who doesn’t “get” the smooth urban jazz genre would be wise to open their musical sensibilities to the infectious charms of German born guitarist Nils, whose tight in the pocket grooves, instantly hummable melodies and crisp, fluid electric lines have been the source of numerous radio hits over the last decade. Jazz Gems is a comprehensive look back on all his chart hits, which includes his 2005 breakthrough “Pacific Coast Highway” and a retro soul-blues twist on Toto’s “Georgy Porgy.” Nils was also inspired to keep his legacy going with the snappy “After The Storm.” This set could easily be retitled “The Best of Contemporary Jazz 2005-2014.” – Jonathan Widran 

Producer: Nils
Score: 8 out of 10