JaR Latest News

Summer, 2016

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 - 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

November, 2015


Yay, finally we can look forward to the second JaR album being finished!!! Jay is currently very busy mixing the songs and if we are lucky the JaR album may be ready for release by the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016. Wohoo!!!

Jay and Randy 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.

Now it is sooooooon time for the next JaR album and you will not be disappointed I assure you. So many new great songs to enjoy!!

Stay tuned for more updates as things unfold!!!

While waiting for the new album, you will surely find Inside MusiCast's interviews with these two music master minds very interesting and entertaining...