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Welcome to the JaRZONE

The Official JaR Website

You have just unlocked the door to another dimension, unveiling an astonishing world of creativity - the NEXT STEP in the quest for intelligent, urgent, innovative, no-compromise music. You have entered into a wondrous land of amazing new sounds and fresh ideas by lifelong friends and exceptionally gifted colleagues in music ...
Randy and Jay at Garden Rake Studios
Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum working together as the supergroup - JaR.

Their first album SCENE 29 is available from CD BABY as a physical album, a full album mp3 download or a digital download of individual songs. Read all the RAVE REVIEWS this album is getting from happy music loving buyers all over the planet!

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 Story of JaR

We are now starting a new series of brief videos with the story of the band JaR - Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum.

 

Ran and I thought it would be fun and informative to do a video series as to how JaR came about, along with details as to the creation and recording of most of the songs. There will be a new episode posted every now and then, starting with the Scene 29 album. We have already videoed the episodes for the next JaR album as well (CODE), and will post those later on, when that CD is ready for release. - Jay Graydon

For our JaR fans, both new and long-standing, here’s the first in a series of video interviews which will continue up until the release of our new upcoming album, and beyond. We appreciate all of you so much, and with that being said, let’s get started! - Randy Goodrum

Latest news on the new JaR CD ...

The mixing is moving along at a steady although somewhat slow pace, as the guys are also working on many other projects, constantly sidetracking them and making the mixing process having to wait for its turn. As you know, they are both perfectionists and neither Jay nor Randy would ever release an album before they feel they are satisfied with all of the songs and the total sound. We are eagerly waiting for this upcoming masterpiece release!

The final decision - Jan. 2016 - on compressing or not compressing

Ran and I will not compress the mixes as the majority has spoken. At least 90% of people voted for no compression leading to the fact our fanbase are clearly interested in quality audio!

Also, there are audio compressor apps for iPhones, etc. so if you want to put the audio in such apps for a louder level, you can.

We also suggest the CD is a much better way to go as to the audio as it will not get any better than that format at this point in time.

The only reason I can think of as to compressing mixes is if your audio system has a broken volume control stuck on the lowest level. Yes, that is a joke but check this out! I have played CD's in my studio with the monitor level down as far as it can go — the audio was too loud! Ouch! - Jay

 

Enjoy your stay in the JaRZone!

Latest update July 18, 2016