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! This Christmas 2020 will be even more digital than ever and the ultimate Christmas gift for keyboard players is
of course this one below! Read more about it - the features, the background story, tutorials, testimonials, and so much more on this page -
The Famous E Electric Piano
The "Famous E Electric Piano" is a sample library with all the beautiful sounds from the original "E" vintage piano often
referred to as "the HOLY GRAIL" among electric pianos. The owner of that piano, George Mamalakis, and I have been
sampling the sounds of the "E" for many years and finally the program is available via our business partner Greg Schlaepfer of
Orange Tree Samples.
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, and his upcoming YouTube channel, 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 as well.
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
available at Amazon! - 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. Get into the Christmas spirit and let
the velvety smooth voice of Joe Graydon caress your ears in this lovely ballad, arranged and recorded
by Jay Graydon in a pop version (mp3 single). Since so many people have asked for this Christmas song over the years, having heard
just a short sound bite of it on Jay Graydon's website many years ago, Jay has decided to make the whole song available as an
MP3 download at AMAZON. The song is produced, arranged, performed, mixed and mastered by Jay
Graydon. His father Joe Graydon sings the lead vocal. Background vocal by Bill Cantos and Jay can also be heard on the bridge.
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. Imagine Steely Dan meets Airplay and Pages in a blend of strong catchy
melodies with subtle lyrical hooks, pop with jazzy flavors and superb performances with a touch of humor.
Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum have worked together for many years and having written songs like e.g. GIVE IT UP for
DeBarge, HAUNTING ME for Dave Grusin, PLEASURE OVER PAIN and HEART'S HORIZON for Al Jarrreau, LOST WITHOUT HER LOVE
for El DeBarge and the super hit WHO'S HOLDING DONNA NOW for DeBarge, they realized they should become a band, to
write more songs together and release on their own record label. So they formed the supergroup JaR and released
their first album SCENE 29 in 2008, which received rave reviews for the superb songs and stellar production.
The music style is
adult contemporary pop with many strong melodies - power ballads mixed with tough 80s synth rock, in the
spirit of Toto, Chicago and the like. Remastered by Jay and with a previously unreleased Planet 3 song - DREAMERS. All
songs are written by the creative songwriters - Jay Graydon and his band partners Clif Magness and Glen Ballard, who
also are the musicians and producers behind all the performances and instruments in all songs, under the band name
PLANET 3. The ballad "I Don't Want to Say Goodnight" was included on the soundtrack for the film "Navy Seals".
PLANET 3 FEATURING JAY GRAYDON: Gems Unearthed
A follow up album by Planet 3 with many previously unreleased songs as well as alternate versions of a few songs
from the first Planet 3 album. This is an album that indeed lives up to its title!
You will find fun and raw uncut diamonds with major energy like PUSH IT IN, blended with glowing precious stones
like the beautiful ballad TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE. "Old" Planet 3 fans will love it and be happy that the second
Planet 3 album is finally released and "new" Planet 3 fans will find this album to be a rare gem to
discover. This second Planet 3 album opens up a jewel case of treasures for quality music lovers.
... 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
Each one of the albums released on Jay Graydon's record
label Sonic Thrust Records is available for online purchase via
Amazon. All songs on the albums are also available as digital downloads!
A Few Christmas Gift Suggestions - Some Oldies But All Goodies!
... ranging from smooth melodical ear caressing love songs to funky rock/pop tunes... e.g. a reissue of the
original AIRPLAY album - remastered by Jay Graydon
in 2018 and with liner notes written by Jay, who is reminiscing the song
concepts, stories and recording sessions. Go listen - a feast
for your ears!!! A re-release in November 2015 of BREAKIN' AWAY with bonus tracks
e.g. GIRLS KNOW HOW, from the movie NIGHT SHIFT.
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!