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.

Loose Jing 2 by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Loose Jing 2

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: I could tell from the start that this is a guitar playing that knows what he/she is doing. Wow, powerful performance. Love the composition and the dynamics. Short and sweet. Nice job, whoever you are. You’re probably the kind of person that plays and practices for hours. Congratulations on a job well done.

Constructive Comments: Seems to me the only thing that could stand improvement here is a stellar recording with a fantastic microphone. Otherwise, nothing to add. You have an amazing groove and ought to get a lot of gigs with chops like these!Mrs. Kate in Florida

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!

Dirty Daddy by Warren Hein

Warren Hein

Broadjam Artist: Warren Hein
Song: Dirty Daddy

Reviewer: Norb Studelska/Upper Air Disturbance

Positive Comments: Wow, Great lead vocal voice quality. The song grabbed me right away. Great instrumentation and mix. You “nailed” the tempo, melody, lyrics, and overall presentation. I wanted to hear more, so I played it again (and will continue to listen to it some more). NICE JOB!

Constructive Comments: I wanted to hear a little more volume on the harp at the beginning. My ear would like a little more treble on the lead guitar (to make it a little more distinct). These are really not criticisms, just what my ears/brain would like.

Beautiful Sound by Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

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.

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!

Before You Swallow by Jeff Ashbaker

Jeff Ashbaker

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Ashbaker
Song: Before You Swallow

Reviewer: FRED GROSS

Positive Comments: A real toe-tapper!! Good dance tune definitely.. This has several potential applications: TV-Film-Live Clubscene- RadioGuitar was kickin! Vocals were very good. Overall recording was nice.

Constructive Comments: Nothing much here. The guitar could be brought up just a pinch in the mix, but nice overall. Great job, keep it comin!

Charlie by Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: Charlie

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: Great sounding beat, I love the sound of the drums and the horns really have a good blend, sounds a bit like Steely Dan.

Constructive Comments: Beautiful sounding Jazz – really makes you feel like flying, the only thing I would add is a different type of lead guitar solo with a slide – best wishes and may God bless!