Moments Long Forgotten by Randy Calligan

Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy Calligan
Song: Moments Long Forgotten

Reviewer: Tristyn Leach

Positive Comments: very nice acoustic sounding story folk song , melancholy and sweet. brilliant productionnice deep sound, very good natural vocals and sound. the female vocals coming in was a lovely touch , very nice adds another dimension to the track,, its a lovely sweet song through and through

Constructive Comments: nothing to add here. really nice song.

Waiting by Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Broadjam Artist: Richard Walker
Song: Waiting

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Great voice, crystal clear performance of a love song. The instrumentation suits the song well you did a really nice job on this easy-listening track. I think it’s great when the recording and mix are so clear you can understand every word the artist sings. Great job!

Constructive Comments: The chord progression reminds me of an old song: “Do you want to know a secret? Too Rah Loo…Do you promise not to tell…Too rah loo.” It seems to me like you “borrowed” it or sort of duplicated it, which might be a coincidence. Probably not enough to be a copyright infringement but noticeable nevertheless. The only thing I would suggest for this song is a little more creativity and depth in your lyric writing. You are on the right track keep up the good work.

Rewind (Instrumental) by CaiNo

CaiNo

Broadjam Artist: CaiNo
Song: Rewind (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Rin Vinson

Positive Comments: This tune builds so well! Electric piano intro grabbed me right away. The HH and congas with a ton of verb got the groove chugging, and then some nice bass playing gave some support. Extremely cool, moody piece of music here. Originality scores are high on this piece. Visually I could see this piece doing well in many areas. The recording is organic and sounds nice and real. The mix is perfect and the master sounds like a professional job. I really enjoyed the song. Thanks for sharing.

Constructive Comments: The only and I mean ONLY thing I would say about this song to critique it is that the strings at the end might not need to be there. Other than that, I loved it and I would like to hear more. Very enjoyable. The groove is happening.

Save The World by Mitch Siegal

Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Save The World

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: I really really like this song. It’s so different, and so fun in an understated way. It’s a Hero Song and the Hero is a man on a mission. As soon as he gets the girl (or maybe even before), he’s out to celebrate happiness and all the good vibes in life, not letting the sadness defeat him as he soars through the night sky, no cape needed. Walking barefoot on hot coals, he seeks his true love on the other side…what a guy! I like the reference to “The strength God gave me.” Obviously, how could this super-hero continue without that? Even though the production is simple, the recording is clear and I understood every word.

Constructive Comments: You have a quiet voice in this song, and as I said before, a very understated performing style. I wonder what this song would sound like with a whammy-vocal and beefed-up production? It might spoil it I don’t know. But your idea and your lyric writing are fresh and fun, and I wish you every success. Drop me one of your super-hero stickers next time you fly over Florida.Mrs. Kate

FIRST LIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE (Instrumental) by Bill Dake

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!

Gone Baby Gone (Jazz Pop) by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Gone Baby Gone (Jazz Pop)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This is a great jazz piece. Loved the vocals, a cross of Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson. Great instrumentation comma and I love the old Jazz feel. This reminds me of the music my uncle played as a drummer with jazz great Jay McSmhann. Very impressive music and I loved every moment of it. Well done!

Constructive Comments: No criticism to offer.

CLICKETY CLACK I’M ON TRACK by David Austin

David Austin

Broadjam Artist: David Austin
Song: CLICKETY CLACK I’M ON TRACK

Reviewer: Marc S. Pate

Positive Comments: I like the cycle of chord changes you do the end of each verse. Nice little story, well done!

Constructive Comments: You do a good job with this one, but maybe a bridge or chorus to change things up a bit would add some dynamics. Keep up the good work.

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.