Living in the Trees by Jeff Roberts

Broadjam Artist: Jeff RobertsSong: Living in the TreesReviewer: Douglas Branson aka dB+1Positive Comments: Pop Rockish – with new wave / contemporary / groove rock feel.Refreshingly cool and not the same old thing. Really tasteful musicianship. Love th…

Jeff Roberts

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Roberts
Song: Living in the Trees

Reviewer: Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Positive Comments: Pop Rockish – with new wave / contemporary / groove rock feel.Refreshingly cool and not the same old thing. Really tasteful musicianship. Love the vocal delivery – restrained and “on.” Fun and likable tune. Seems like very appropriate for film. Love the end…I am finally home…

Constructive Comments: This tune is polished, well written, and produced perfectly for the genre and style. Love the restrained energy and performance. Can’t wait to see who this is, after I post the review. Enjoyed it and going to give a listen again. Also love the concept.

Funkifyno by Paul Messina

Paul Messina

Broadjam Artist: Paul Messina
Song: Funkifyno

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Perfect tempo, and this kept me moving through the whole piece. This is well orchestrated. Kind of reminds me of a mix of disco, R&B and Jazz…Almost retro late 70’s early 80’s, but that’s a good thing. Nice sax solo and your instrumentation choices on this piece work well together. It kept me moving throughout from beginning to ending. Well done. I loved every minute of it.

Constructive Comments: The only critique I have would be to lessen your reverb just a tiny bit on this. At times, some of the instrumentation “bleeds” together a little which can make it difficult to distinguish what each instrument is doing, but it’s not something that is seriously damaging the integrity of the song. You’ve done a beautiful on this. Keep composing…very impressive.

Paul Messina

Broadjam Artist: Paul Messina
Song: Funkifyno

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Perfect tempo, and this kept me moving through the whole piece. This is well orchestrated. Kind of reminds me of a mix of disco, R&B and Jazz…Almost retro late 70’s early 80’s, but that’s a good thing. Nice sax solo and your instrumentation choices on this piece work well together. It kept me moving throughout from beginning to ending. Well done. I loved every minute of it.

Constructive Comments: The only critique I have would be to lessen your reverb just a tiny bit on this. At times, some of the instrumentation “bleeds” together a little which can make it difficult to distinguish what each instrument is doing, but it’s not something that is seriously damaging the integrity of the song. You’ve done a beautiful on this. Keep composing…very impressive.

FOREVER ISN’T SOMETHING I CAN DO by Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim KelleySong: FOREVER ISN’T SOMETHING I CAN DOReviewer: CAEDMON’S DREAMPositive Comments: * Sweet vocal harmonies* This could be a great country classic* Universal message… good feeling* Nice lyrics and guitar …

Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley
Song: FOREVER ISN’T SOMETHING I CAN DO

Reviewer: CAEDMON’S DREAM

Positive Comments: * Sweet vocal harmonies* This could be a great country classic* Universal message… good feeling* Nice lyrics and guitar solos

Constructive Comments: + recording appeared to be unclear+ song could have a slide guitar in this genre+ intro didn’t set me up for a country love song+ I don’t listen to alot of country, but this fits this genre for me

FIRST LIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE (Instrumental) by Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill DakeSong: FIRST LIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE (Instrumental)Reviewer: Brenda CravenPositive Comments: Very beautiful. So much like Pat Metheny. This is so relaxing and calming. What a wonderful guitar lead and your background instrumentat…

Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill Dake
Song: FIRST LIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Very beautiful. So much like Pat Metheny. This is so relaxing and calming. What a wonderful guitar lead and your background instrumentation compliments it so beautifully. Wow, this is just amazing. This is exactly the music I listen to through my earbuds when I go to sleep. This is a dynamic composition that needs to be in mainstream jazz. Outstanding job.

Constructive Comments: The only critique I would have would be to bring your drums in a little stronger at 3:00 in. It is so far in the background that it’s difficult to hear it. Bring up the volume on your drums just enough so you can hear them more and so that they don’t overpower the rest of your beautiful instrumentation and this song is on it’s way. Bravo!

When She Comes Around by MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAMSong: When She Comes AroundReviewer: Husky Records LLCPositive Comments: Feels good yo! Its all smoothed out very melodic. Great easy listening music. Nice, nice, nice. Keep em comin’. Beautiful. Constructive Comments: Th…

MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAM
Song: When She Comes Around

Reviewer: Husky Records LLC

Positive Comments: Feels good yo! Its all smoothed out very melodic. Great easy listening music. Nice, nice, nice. Keep em comin’. Beautiful.

Constructive Comments: There’s nothing you can negative about this song. It’s EXCELLENT!

Beautiful Sound by Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Broadjam Artist: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)Song: Beautiful SoundReviewer: Brenda CravenPositive Comments: What a wonderful message within this music and lyrics. In a world full of chaos and violence, more positive, encouraging, and hope filled music is…

Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Broadjam Artist: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)
Song: Beautiful Sound

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: What a wonderful message within this music and lyrics. In a world full of chaos and violence, more positive, encouraging, and hope filled music is needed. When mere words and speeches are not effective, music moves the heart, emotion, and thoughts. This song does it all. Great music, great vocals, and the lyrics are stellar. I’m very impressed with what has been submitted here!

Constructive Comments: Not one critique from me.

21st Century by Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel BarrettSong: 21st CenturyReviewer: Richard WalkerPositive Comments: Good soundtrack for a film etcgood feel and good vibeConstructive Comments: Would like to hear lyrics to this songA percussion track with real drums would lift t…

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: 21st Century

Reviewer: Richard Walker

Positive Comments: Good soundtrack for a film etcgood feel and good vibe

Constructive Comments: Would like to hear lyrics to this songA percussion track with real drums would lift this track 100%

For a Friend by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: For a Friend

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: This is where guitar chops, arrangement skill, and a real ear for beauty come together! There is some majorly wonderful stuff going on here in sound that reminds me of Duane Allman’s Little Martha and Steve Kimock’s music. There are some crazy good moments going on here, including the climactic part at 1:19. Nice nice nice!

Constructive Comments: I’d remove the chorus effect. IMO it’s really killing the tone of the guitars and cluttering up the space so you don’t hear the excellent fingerpicking and voicing that you’re doing. I’d also drop the little chime/tinkle you’re adding–it’s almost like one of those bell tree things the Smooth Jazz dudes do at the end of a Kenny G solo. I’m not into the harmonics, I think they’re kinda cliche & weak next to the other stuff but that’s me. I’m picking at stuff only in the interest of making good great, and there are already some freakin great moments here!

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: For a Friend

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: This is where guitar chops, arrangement skill, and a real ear for beauty come together! There is some majorly wonderful stuff going on here in sound that reminds me of Duane Allman’s Little Martha and Steve Kimock’s music. There are some crazy good moments going on here, including the climactic part at 1:19. Nice nice nice!

Constructive Comments: I’d remove the chorus effect. IMO it’s really killing the tone of the guitars and cluttering up the space so you don’t hear the excellent fingerpicking and voicing that you’re doing. I’d also drop the little chime/tinkle you’re adding–it’s almost like one of those bell tree things the Smooth Jazz dudes do at the end of a Kenny G solo. I’m not into the harmonics, I think they’re kinda cliche & weak next to the other stuff but that’s me. I’m picking at stuff only in the interest of making good great, and there are already some freakin great moments here!

Sounds Like Rain by Jim Haye

Broadjam Artist: Jim HayeSong: Sounds Like RainReviewer: Janet MurphyPositive Comments: Music accompaniment perfect amount and well placed, nice hook, nice voiceConstructive Comments: Good Luck to you!

Jim Haye

Broadjam Artist: Jim Haye
Song: Sounds Like Rain

Reviewer: Janet Murphy

Positive Comments: Music accompaniment perfect amount and well placed, nice hook, nice voice

Constructive Comments: Good Luck to you!