Jay Graydon has an extensive ongoing career as a producer of various artists. Currently he is into a
few new producing acts and apart from producing the solo albums
on his own record label SONIC THRUST RECORDS his major production
merits over the years include working with several mega stars. For more info on labels, release years and other catalog
data please check out the
discography on the
official web site. There you will also find Jay's other input on each album, such as arranging, engineering,
For a list of all the songs he has written to date, please check
out the Jay Graydon song catalog.
is the fifth studio album by The Manhattan Transfer, released on October 31, 1979, by Atlantic Records. Marking a new era
for the group, the album was the first one with Cheryl Bentyne, who replaced Laurel Massé the previous year.
It was their first album with Jay Graydon in the producer's chair. It was also the first album that contained songs that were hits
in both the jazz and pop categories.
The song "Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone" reached No. 12 on the Billboard Disco chart and No. 30 on the Hot 100. "Trickle, Trickle"
reached No. 73 on the Hot 100. The album reached No. 55 on the Billboard Top LP's chart.
The most widely known song from this album, "Birdland" by Weather Report, won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance
in 1981. Jon Hendricks wrote lyrics for the vocalese version on the album and Janis Siegel received a Grammy for her vocal
arrangement of "Birdland".
1980 - Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental - TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE
Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone (included on the album THE BEST OF MANHATTAN TRANSFER)
is the sixth studio album by The Manhattan Transfer. It was released in 1981 by Atlantic Records.
This album was the highest charting album to date for the group, peaking on Billboard magazine's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart
at No. 22. With this album, the Manhattan Transfer became the first group to win Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories
in the same year.
1981 - Best Vocal Arrangement For Two Or More Voices - KAFKA
The Netherlands, Japan
The song "The Boy from New York City" became their first top 10 hit, reaching #7 on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 chart. This song
also won the group the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.
The song "Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)" also earned them a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group.
The song "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" which was arranged by Gene Puerling, won the Grammy Best Vocal Arrangement for Two
or More Voices.
The song "Spies In The Night", which incorporates the "James Bond Theme", also charted on Billboard Magazine's Bubbling Under
chart, peaking at #103.