Save The World by Mitch Siegal

Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Save The World

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: I was pleasantly surprised with much of this recording as you can tell by Excellent and near Excellent marks. Im far more eager to explain my criticism as that’s what stands in the way of my judging this a knockout. The overall sound is strong and very listenable. Even though the track is extremely repetitive, it wears well. It’s mesmerizing. Thats meant as a positive.

Constructive Comments: The problem for me with this recording can be corrected easily. I had to work to understand the lyric. Even then I missed 90% of it. The snippets that I got suggest to me the subject matter and probably the lyric is very good. I, however, can’t be sure. Does the singer have a good voice? I don’t care if the emotion is communicated. I, again must say don’t know. And like other aspects, the bits I could get, sounds like the singer can and maybe did, deliver a performance worthy of the song. I would love to get my engineer on this. I think it could be a real gem.

Far From Home by B. Greg Colburn Jr.

B. Greg Colburn Jr.

Broadjam Artist: B. Greg Colburn Jr.
Song: Far From Home

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Gorgeous guitar intro! And the vocal performance is just as good. Both have superb engineering. What a great vocal performance and voice. You’ve got a tremendous mood and evocative lyrics going. Think of what Sturgill Simpson would do with this…

Constructive Comments: I’d skip the second phase of the guitar intro where it gets busier. It makes it too long and you don’t want to introduce too much side theme. Overall I’d back off the busy guitar work and focus on chords & strumming to allow the song to prevail (of course your picking is very good). “come alive” the melody/phrasing/singing drops off a bit. I’d rework that to make it stronger. same with that phrase after “the place is gone”. I think you need a bridge and a chorus sections in G to bring a big lift, using harmony vocals and a female voice in the harmony. This is a fantastic start. I’d like to provide the chorus & bridge parts if you’re interested. Actually I’d like to produce and arrange another version of this…

Rollin’ In Your Arms by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Rollin’ In Your Arms

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: This, for me, is a tough one. I really enjoyed the musicianship. Good solos, interesting arrangement and strong back up. Also recorded well. The song… see constructive comments.

Constructive Comments: Not much of a song. I understand that this type of recording is not so much about the song but more a lyric to prevent the recording from being a amorphous instrumental. The title is good. It’s the key line of the song. I think the delivery is ok but ok doesn’t get it. The lyric is sparse. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it must be delivered convincingly… unfortunately its not. I don’t think the vocalist is a bad singe. One can’t tell much about that aspect from this song. I don’t think, however, this vocalist is the best for this song.

I Know Who You Are (Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: I Know Who You Are (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Love the acoustic sound with the organ added in. Nice song with a bouncy little groove. Mix is great, orchestration is great, production is great. I really enjoyed listening to this piece. Outstanding composition.

Constructive Comments: No critique here. Well done.

The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This piece can easily cross over into the pop genre. This reminds me a little of Pat Matheny. Great job on the instrumentation and the production/mix quality was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this beautiful offering. Well done!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

Kitschy Kitschy Kool NEW MIX by Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey

Margie & Art Corey,  S. & Al Corey

Broadjam Artist: Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey
Song: Kitschy Kitschy Kool NEW MIX

Reviewer: Tommy Stewart

Positive Comments: Reminds me a bit of Zappa, great tune. Production and sound is excellent. Great vocals!

Constructive Comments: Was waiting for the song to take off but never happened,was building up and seem to stop. But loved it anyway.

Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz) by Bill Dake

Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill Dake
Song: Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: OK…the intro reminded me of Charlie Brown. Loved the piano and bass line on this. Wonderful jazz piece. Kudos to you and your musicians. I also loved your descriptive comparisons you used in your lyrics. Great job on this!

Constructive Comments: No critique.