You Are Love by Prejippie Music Group

Prejippie Music Group

Broadjam Artist: Prejippie Music Group
Song: You Are Love

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: Great sounding Contemporary Christian Song, great lyrics and arrangement. I also like the harmonizing vocals as well.

Constructive Comments: I really like this song – it gets right down to brass tacks – God Is Love. I do think the rhythm guitar sounds just a little too tinny – I would also like to hear the bass guitar have more of a driving beat – best wishes!

This Side Of Blue / Jazz by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: This Side Of Blue / Jazz

Reviewer: Josh Walker

Positive Comments: Great simple instrumentation on this! The muted Miles Davis sounding trumpet sets the laid back tone immediately on its entrance. I like the feel of the drums although it’s on an electric kit. The bass sound is pretty good as well.

Constructive Comments: Really the only thing the song needs is a more authentic piano sound and acoustic drums if possible…that’s why I scored a three for a recording. They really distract from a well-written, well-played tune. Whoever the drummer was did a good job, but he was hampered by the limitation of the set.

Malibu Sunday (#1 New Age Jazz-Media Ver) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Malibu Sunday (#1 New Age Jazz-Media Ver)

Reviewer: Josh Walker

Positive Comments: A very nice, tranquil tune with a good mix of percussion. This sounds like something Centerpeace on here would do. If this isn’t Centerpeace, his stuff has the same vibe as your music. I think the hook is really good and the simple instrumentation (percussion notwithstanding) really makes this work. I like the A and B section contrast, and the harmony is interesting enough to provide some ear candy. Great job!

Constructive Comments: I’m not sure about the agogo bells entering at that point in the arrangement…it seems to me to break up the sense of slow build. Maybe the beginning of the next phrase? Or enter softer perhaps?

Charlie by Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: Charlie

Reviewer: Josh Walker

Positive Comments: I should say from the top that I’m not a personal fan of 80’s sounding jazz fusion. But this song is very well done, with a great arrangement, instrumentation, and enough variety throughout to keep the listener’s interest. The rhythm is tight, and the saxes sound great! It’s mixed and mastered well with a good spread of the frequencies.

Constructive Comments: I don’t really hear much of anything that can be improved with this song.

Hurts Inside by Junior Murrell

Junior Murrell

Broadjam Artist: Junior Murrell
Song: Hurts Inside

Reviewer: Josh Walker

Positive Comments: This has a good, jazzy feel and the instrument choice is great. I like the flow of the song and the AB form keeps the song interesting. It has a lot of potential.

Constructive Comments: The only thing keeping this song from being better, in my opinion, is the electric instrument sounds. If you can find a real sax player, that would add a lot. The part is pretty easy, so you wouldn’t need a Joe Lovano to play it. It’s also hard to get a real jazz sound from electric drums. One suggestion – try ride cymbal on quarters instead of loose hi-hat, and a jazz ride if that kit has one programmed in. The bass sound is ok and may suffice if those other things are changed.