Photo © Denise Marie Luko 2008
Welcome to the world of two modern masters - the highly acclaimed songwriters, hit makers, lifelong friends and colleagues - Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum - having teamed up and working together as the new supergroup JaR - now releasing their first album SCENE 29 - a melodic masterpiece with songs across the board - a mixture of Pop, R&B, AC, AOR and Jazz. Two years of hard work, writing and recording new material, has resulted in an incredible set of songs with amazing melodies and outstanding playing and singing by these seasoned musicians and accomplished songwriters. The album is superbly crafted, loaded with original, sophisticated, catchy songs, with subtle harmonies and interesting melodic hooks, co-written and co-produced by Randy and Jay. The musical concept is totally new, yet slightly familiar to anyone into the Steely Dan sound, as the songs build on a similar formula with complex jazz-influenced chord structures that are pleasant to the ear with unexpected musical twists, as well as apt, fun and innovative lyrics.
As usual Jay Graydon plays his guitar with elegant and intelligent accuracy and Randy Goodrum, the piano virtuoso, with many international hits over the years, adds to the magic of JaR with his inventive solos, jazzy voicings and exciting lyrical flavors. Further, the groove is mature, featuring both cats' voices in a harmonious blend - the perfect pair of exceptional musical gifts.
JAY GRAYDONis a music industry veteran, internationally renowned, with many hits over the years. He is a Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more - twice Grammy awarded with 12 top five Grammy finalist nominations, among them are for instance the winning R&B songs AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE (also nominated SONG OF THE YEAR) and TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND and the nominations for e.g. the prestigious title "Producer of the Year" as well as a Grammy top five finalist nomination for "Best Engineered Recording". More info at www.jaygraydon.com
Photo derived from YOUR HEARTBREAK video filmed at Garden Rake Studios in November 2008. Copyright © Jay Graydon/Randy Goodrum 2008-2020. All rights reserved.
RANDY GOODRUMis an internationally renowned music industry veteran as well, a songwriter who has penned standards (YOU NEEDED ME, which was a Grammy Nominee for Song Of The Year, FOOLISH HEART), number one records (OH SHERRIE, BLUER THAN BLUE), and numerous major hits in all areas of music - pop, rock, AC, R&B, and country. He wrote WHO'S HOLDING DONNA NOW with Jay Graydon and David Foster, and IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL for CHICAGO to name a few more hits. Randy is always associated with a unique style and outstanding execution whether in songwriting, producing, or performing. In October of 2000 Randy was inducted into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Photo derived from YOUR HEARTBREAK video filmed at Garden Rake Studios in November 2008. Copyright © Jay Graydon/Randy Goodrum 2008. All rights reserved.