After listening to “Room with a Groove”, it’s easy to understand why the musical talents of Michael Sims are constantly being sought out, from one end of the musical spectrum to the other. Fueled by his long-time love of jazz, and propelled by years of lending his guitar expertise and talent to a variety of artists, ranging from, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, George Benson, Cypress Hill, and EZ E, to Peter White and Michael Bolton, to mention just a few, guitarist Michael Sims is fueled and ready to introduce his second solo album, “Room with a Groove”. Michael’s chameleon like ability and soulful knack to command a track, with such style and magnetism, allows the listener to fall into a smooth and idyllic groove.
Michael Sims collection Room With A Groove is very aptly titled. You will find equal parts of smooth, sultry guitar with jazzy funk that is altogether quite palatable. Michael's two collaborations with Gerald Albright are especially nice. It's a shame that smooth jazz radio did not discover this project, which is another coal on the fire of smooth jazz radio stations disappearing from U.S. markets. The format needs more of the kind of music you'll find here on Michael Sims collection and less Pop and R&B. Also, song writing on this release is creative and invigorating.
Shannon Rice, Smooth Jazz Radio, Chicago