No stress, no hassle!!! Make it easy on yourself this Christmas and treat your loved ones to some really outstanding music - just a few
clicks away! Apart from working hard on the mixes of JaR 2 - CODE, Jay has been very busy these past months on several projects with e.g. writing
new songs, and doing interviews, videos, compiling material for an upcoming documentary movie (or TV series) as well as for his
autobiography, so Santa won't be able to bring you JaR 2 this Christmas, but maybe a few other glimmering gems, like these below.
AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET - Remastered at 96k is available as a digital download at Bandcamp and
and since we have been getting so many requests for a physical CD of this remaster, we have released and
since the 2002 version of the physical album has sold out, we have decided to make the 2017 remaster
available as a physical CD
at CD Baby.
So, this remaster is derived from a source with more enhancement and with new artwork, and slightly new liner notes.
Here are a few comments from Jay on the various releases:
Please note that all but two tracks were recorded on a modified MCI 24 track analog recorder. I used the analog mix files to start with. The first CD version released in Japan
used the analogue mix files and recorded to 44.1k 16 bit digital for CD. The mastering was fair at best.
The next release in 2002 used the digital files and I tweaked EQ as to make sound better using the ADAT EQ, which does not allow automating the EQ.
A delicious ballad with smooth captivating harmonies in the classic Westcoast music vein.
First of all, please note, it seems iTunes and maybe other digital services as well, have listed 2 different bands with the same
name - JaR - (with different spellings) in their database and blended all songs for downloading, as being released by one and the
same band. So please make sure you are actually downloading the correct titles! Our song titles are all correctly noted on CD Baby, as well as
on our own websites.
Back to the song:
Randy and I have been writing songs together for many years. We wrote and demoed the song - SOMETIMES YOU WIN - during the era of the
Alesis ADAT's. When I record demos, most of the time I record the songs as masters, which is what happened in this case. At the time, we
wrote and recorded as to pitch songs for other recording artists.
When mixing the song, I was reminded of the midi instruments we used at the time and dug the fact the sounds are good!
The Japan/Scandinavia Tours 1994 and 1996 with documentary bonus material. A
Region Free 4 DVD box set, having a few flashbacks from the 1994 and 1996 actual concert footage, a fun and informational band reunion hang at Garden Rake Studios 20 years later, filmed by
Todd Homme, and a lot of bonus material, such as for instance a complete explanation by Jay Graydon on how to play his "Peg" solo, as well as a very cool jam
session in Jay's garden from 1989 with great musicians, including Steve Lukather, and so much more. This Region Free 4 DVD box set is now
available at CD Baby! - Worldwide shipping!
The 20th anniversary 4 DVD box set is finally available! Here’s the link to buy it JAY GRAYDON ALL STARS - 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Kerstin worked so many hours on the video editing, etc.! I did my best as to make the audio sound as good as possible.
During all of the work, every time I have watched to check edits, etc., the humor in the documentary is still funny. I'm glad the video from my 40th
surprise birthday party has survived as you will hear jamming with Luke, Sherwood Ball, Jim Cox, Ralph Humphrey, Sterling Ball, and me. Sterling
Ball headed up roasting me and some very funny stuff. It's so cool to see the late Tommy Tedesco roasting me and the stories we get into. David Foster
is involved in the roast as well as some of the other guys.
Note the bowling segment is kind of a joke so skip over it if you are not into bowling.
I finally did a full explanation of the Peg guitar solo for the guitarists that care to learn the solo.
When I hear the music from the concerts in Japan and Sweden I am reminded of how well everyone played! In the documentary we note how the guys learned
their parts and the idea I came up with as the way to rehearse the songs. All of the original parts and vocals that were recorded on the Airplay For
The Planet CD were played on the concerts hence the reason for 9 musicians and singers. I could have used less musicians but I really wanted to not leave
any parts out or cheating with using pre-recorded tape.
The bottom line is if you are into West Coast Pop and want to hear stories about how all of this went down, some really funny humor, get insight to the
guys in the band and how relationships formed from then on, I think you will enjoy the near 4 hours of video. - Jay
JAY GRAYDON COMPILATIONS
JAY GRAYDON WORKS
Bill Champlin - What Good Is Love
Airplay - Stranded
The Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone / Twilight Tone
For a totally different side of Jay's versatile music style, check out this extremely well produced straight-ahead instrumental bebop jazz on the - BEBOP - played by top-notch pro musicians - Brandon Fields, Dave
Carpenter, Dave Weckl, Bill Cantos, and featuring Jay Graydon on guitar.
Read all about the making of BEBOP during one night's intense
recording at GARDEN RAKE STUDIOS ...
... and how about finally getting down to playing that jazz guitar you have been planning for so long ... listen to the
original BEBOP tunes with Jay Graydon playing and then try to do it yourself. The BEBOP album is ...
- which is a book with the sheet music
and a CD with the BEBOP music minus guitar as to play with the band released on
This is a rare opportunity for aspiring jazz music students to perform with a real bebop band. Since Jay could
BEBOP album leaving out one instrument, he did a few versions in that fashion. Get your own copy of the package with the
minus one CD and the accompanying book with all the charts from your local sheet music retailer or directly online from
Sheet Music Plus.
Add some glistening Christmas feeling with the wonderful ballad
ON THIS CHRISTMAS EVE - a song that Jay Graydon recorded together with his dad Joe Graydon in 1996. This song
has been requested by so many people over the years and now it is finally
available as a digital download at CD BABY.
Share with your friends and family the sensational sounds of SCENE 29 by Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum as the supergroup JaR. The album is getting
rave reviews and is the perfect gift for the discerning quality music lover... also available as an MP3 download...
Jay and Randy are currently hard at work on the 2nd JaR album... so stay tuned!
"In this era of many great plug-ins for Pro Tools, re-mastering a CD can sound so much better! I decided to re-master the Planet 3 -
FROM THE PLANET CD - and it was worth the effort! The CD sounds fatter and more open sounding. Note the re-mastering is only available in the
CD format sold through CD BABY, so no downloads exist of this version." - JAY GRAYDON
GEMS UNEARTHED is the second PLANET 3 album and the songs are written and recorded by the
stellar song writing trio Jay Graydon/Clif Magness/Glen Ballard
AKA Planet 3. They wrote these songs during the same period of time as the first Planet 3 album - MUSIC FROM THE PLANET.
... but wait... there's more... or how about Jay's PAST TO PRESENT- the 70s - album with songs
from the AIRPLAY era, or an mp3 track with Jay's experimental take on a jazzy Sinatra tune - Day In, Day Out - as the unbelievable one-man band
CRANK SINATRA also featuring the amazing vocal chords of
Sherwood Ball. Or how about riding the surf waves with RAKE and the Surftones, alias Jay Graydon and a host of the best
session musicians in the world. Enjoy genuine surf music in the 60s vein! Here you will
find more info and a video from Jay's surf party
Sonic Thrust Records Direct
Each one of the albums released on Jay Graydon's record
label Sonic Thrust Records is available for online purchase at list
price of only $16.00 directly from our distributor CD BABY without any middle man additional
costs! All songs on the albums are now also available as digital downloads!
Sonic Thrust Records at Retail Stores
If you would rather buy from your favorite cd store closer to home, all of these albums are now
available to order at retail stores all over the world via CD BABY's partnership
with one of the largest one-stop distributors in America - Super D One-Stop. Their database is sent to over
2400 retail stores around the world. Look for
YOUR closest store.
A Few Christmas Gift Suggestions - Some Oldies But All Goodies!
Here below a handful of top Westcoast albums on which Jay has played and/or produced and written songs. For more info, please, check out Jay's extensive discography and
song catalogue which both are constantly growing. You will be amazed!