Berk & the Virtual Band – Jazz Chill, vol. 1 (2006)

Berk & the Virtual Band - Jazz Chill, vol. 1 (2006)
Artist: Berk & the Virtual Band
Album: Jazz Chill, vol. 1
Genre: Smooth Jazz / Chillout
Origin: Spain
Released: 2006
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Dolce vita
Sweet dreams
I can’t stand it
Every breath you take
Can’t take my eyes off you
Personal Jesus
Rhythm is a dancer
Tainted love
Basket case
Little Max
Alone again (Naturally)
Never forget you
Billie Jean


The brainchild of Sergi Perez Berk, a former Spanish TV soundtrack composer, Berk & the Virtual Band released their debut album, Jazz Chill, in 2007. Featuring an array of talented musicians and vocalists such as Odette Telleria, Cristina Camacho, and Aaron Lordson, it includes cocktail bar arrangements and jazz-influenced productions of ’60s lounge-pop standards (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”), ’80s electro-pop classics (“Sweet Dreams,” “Tainted Love”), and unlikely cover versions of Green Day’s “Basket Case,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” making Jazz Chill a consistently surprising and intriguing listen.
Review by Jon O’Brien