Anti-Hero by CaiNo

CaiNo

Broadjam Artist: CaiNo
Song: Anti-Hero

Reviewer: Tyson the Young Gunna

Positive Comments: great mix, quality lyrics. Positive message and insightful premise to the song. clean vocals and beat was hitting.

Constructive Comments: Overall I liked the track. the only thing to me that needs improvement is the tone in the hook. for the type of message you are conveying a little more feeling (aggressiveness) should have been put into the chorus. that would have changed the tone to get your point across more. but hey maybe you wanted to have the entire song to just flow, but to me go a little harder on the chorus.

Living in the Trees by Jeff Roberts

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.

The Thrift Store Song by Kate Carpenter

Kate Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Kate Carpenter
Song: The Thrift Store Song

Reviewer: Billy Pilgrim

Positive Comments: How fun (and real!) is that!?! I’m still smiling and can relate to this song tons. A great message and philosophy to share with the young ones all around. Fun, fun.

Constructive Comments: I love this stuff and it keeps the heart young.Thank you and take good care,Billy

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!

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!

Pins & Needles by Sandra Ada

Sandra Ada

Broadjam Artist: Sandra Ada
Song: Pins & Needles

Reviewer: Billy Pilgrim

Positive Comments: A great soundtrack! A slow build with tons of interesting nuances and instrumentation throughout the tune that keep you hooked and waiting for what’s yet to come. Bravo!

Constructive Comments: I gotta hear it yet again. Love it. Perhaps some warm/analog compression on master bus to hug/glue things together a bit, but I’m just nit picking… sounds fine and truly enjoyed it.You take good care,Billy

Sailing the Caribbean by Paul Messina

Paul Messina

Broadjam Artist: Paul Messina
Song: Sailing the Caribbean

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: Very nice sound – I especially like the piano runs, really has a very staccato sound, I also like the sax – very cool!

Constructive Comments: Not a lot of negatives – very professional sounding tune, I think the saxophone may take over this a piece a little too much even though it sounds fantastic! Instead of a flat top guitar – I would like to hear a little more of an edge with a lead electric guitar – best wishes and may God bless!