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Review of Valgar by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 4.4 smooth groove smooth, latin jazz feel in the intro. nice, relaxed guitar melody, well played. nice bass lines and mellow percussion. Review of Valgar by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 4.4 nice nice guitar solöo i like your song it grooves and has a nice mood to it. very nice i like it and it really sounds groovy. Extra Credit: Guitars, Melody, Beat, Mood, Grooviest Rhythm. Review of Valgar by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 4.4 Guitar Very talented guitarist here. Just dripping with a steamy sensuality that is very engaging, but played with a tempered hand that speaks of many years experience. Some very impressive licks bursting through on this track. The progression takes a nice turn toward resolution around 4:14 Very well done. Extra Credit: Guitars. Review of Valgar by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 4.4 WOW! NICE SAMBA STYLE, AND A GUITARIST DELIGHT OF A SONG! YOU'VE JUST CURED MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FELLAS! LOL! SMOOTHE, INVITING, AND SIMPLY AN UNCOMPLICATED SONG! YOUR SONG'S CHORD STRUCTURES ARE NEVER PREDICTABLE OR BORING. VERY NICE CHILL MUSIC FOR A RESTAURANT OR BY MY FIREPLACE WITH MY HONEY! (smilin) Extra Credit: Guitars, Drums, Bass, Production, Melody, Beat, Mood, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track. Review of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 nice job very nice melody, the lead guitar is awesome and mood is about the relax the whole neighbourhood. cool i like it. Review of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 good i like how the guitar starts off the music and is the lead instrument. it sounds like a new style of jazz to me. lead guitar is awesome it completes the song. mood is awesome that this song puts off good job on that. this is a good song keep it up. eview of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 RYDERS ON THE STORM? THAT'S THE FEEL I IMMEDIATELY GOT FROM THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR ENTRANCE. PLAYED VERY NICELY TOO, IN FACT! OK, NOW YOU'RE REMINDING ME OF S. AFRICA'S JONATHAN BUTLER! OK, I CAN SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING! YOU OBVIOUSLY "SLEEP, EAT, DRINK AND READ" ACOUSTIC GUITAR 24/7/365 RIGHT? HOW IS IT THAT YOU CAN DO... WITH ONE DAMN INSTRUMENT (Theoretically), WHAT OTHERS CAN'T SEEM TO DO WITH, "LEAD & BACKGROUND VOCALS, OTHER ACCOMPANYING INSTRUMENTS AND SYNTHESIZERS AND OTHER FANCY PROGRAMS?" WELL, I GET IT! BUT I WONDER IF THEY'LL EVER BE READY FOR YOU! YOU'RE VERY ENTERTAINING AND ABSOLUTELY AWE INSPIRING! BY THE WAY, CAN YOU GIVE A BROTHA SOME BEGINNER GUITAR LESSONS? LOL! Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Melody, Mood, Originality, Most Rocking Track. Review of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 Right From the Start I am carried away by this song as if on a horse riding the clouds, very upbeat, yet calming and cooling, the mood is both uplifting and a tiny bit melancholy. The melody is memorable, which makes this song great as a movie theme, but I wish for vocals to carry the vision further. Extra Credit: Guitars, Melody, Mood, Best Potential Movie Soundtrack. Review of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 hmm surprisingly good. not a listener of jazz, but this is really good, nice and instrumental. i like it. Review of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 NIce guitar work from the top Real cool choice of notes, good melody I could see this getting radio airplay easily, good work. Of course I would love to hear some hand percussion work in there, at least a shaker. NIce work. Oh and the mood is nice Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Mood. view of Mountain Hike by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz 3.4 Amazing!!!! This song is breathtaking. It sounds somewhat farmiliar, but original at the some time. I loved the guitar intro and melody. It sounds melacholy and so emotional. I was crying by the end. The playing is excellent, as is the beat. The upbeat rhythm and sad feel make me give it a 5. Bravo! Extra Credit: Guitars, Melody, Originality, Grooviest Rhythm. Review of Orchestral Fantasia.. by Greg Smith Genre: Classical disturbing Great sound track, good quality product values, engaging type of sound. Well played and put together. Review of Orchestral Fantasia.. by Greg Smith Genre: Classical Contemporary This song definitely breaks the mold--does many things that I guarantee go outside of my own comfort zone as a composer. While not entirely leaving the tonal world, this piece goes into foreign modes, scales, and ideas that are much more complex that most that are being used nowadays. But still, 8:14 of obviously electronic instruments gets just a bit grating. This excellent work of art COMPLETELY deserves some real instruments! Definitely not your in-the-box thinker, with some of these melodies and chord progressions. Keeps creating incredible new ideas, stuff that I've never heard before. Only criticisms--overt use of the solo strings instrument eventually gets just a little bit tiring. It's nice to hear it stating the melody before hand, but instead of using precious time on the solo instrument, build up to more climaxes! Then at 6:16, it seems to lose its daring, exploring feel and goes into all-too-familiar keys, using the simple timpani and flute and strings ideas a few times to end what was otherwise an incredibly original and impressive points. NOT going to lose you any points for originality or melody! Excellent job overall, I'd love to see who composed this masterpiece! Extra Credit: Programming, Melody, Originality. eview of Figaro Tree by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz It's a trip! Wow! Pretty origional, I can't think of anything that sounds quit like it. Well written/recorded, would love to hear it live in a coffey shop or lounge. Guitar is complex and tight for the most part. I really like the little break down twards the end. I'd like to hear some more of their stuff. Great Tune! Peace Extra Credit: Guitars, Keyboards, Production, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track. eview of Figaro Tree by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz country jazz fine rhtm guit to wait the solo one - acoustic guitars - they play as good as they can - and they are nice - mood similar to Genesis sometimes, to Metheny sometimes - I like the solo when it's going to bass register - a little less technique and a little too heart will let this a hit. then here cames the fiddles - alive, I think - [GOOD GOOD] then the duo rhtm+solo guits came back to end the tale. Extra Credit: Guitars, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track. - vinsilmcjagger Review of Forties by Greg Smith Genre: Jazz Slick groove Nice slick little tune. Would fit in a tv show. I mean that in a good way! Sounds like an experiment. - breckerbrothers

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GREG SMITH/Above the Clouds: Here's a guitar cat that has an impressive pedigree, has been at it for 40 years and wraps the sum total of his experience around this smooth jazz collection that is just that out of the ordinary jazz item you are looking for when the usual suspects seem to preoccupied with fitting the format and you need some meat to chomp down on. Smooth jazz with an edge, this is the kind of cocktail music you want playing when you let the day slide off your shoulder at quitting time and need something to help you ease into the next stage. Tasty work that acquits itself nicely.