Walkin’ Home,” Buehler’s debut smooth jazz single produced by Nils who also plays guitar on the track, draws on the powerful sense of melody expressed in his new age works and the funky, freewheeling and jamming, R&B-inflected vibe. The keyboardist works his struttin’, swirling melodic magic over a tight, buoyant, ultra-infectious pocket groove and Nils’ dynamic bluesy synth lines, tasty electric guitar licks and subtle atmospheres, with some clever, hypnotic vamping chords between verses. Named for the feeling it gave Buehler of walking home from work or the park, the track brings a fresh, piano centric energy to smooth jazz. Compositionally, it’s up there with the music of his genre heroes like Gregg Karukas. “I gave Nils a basic track, a chord structure and outline of what I wanted to play on the piano, with the rhythm track created on a drum machine. He did a fantastic job on the production, contributing his incredible guitar vibe and hiring the powerful rhythm section of bassist Jerome Randall and drummer Gorden Campbell.