Twice Grammy awarded and 12 times nominated Los Angeles top songwriter, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more - JAY GRAYDON
- has now released his latest album - BEBOP
- on his own label SONIC THRUST RECORDS
. This album is filled with new classy instrumental straight ahead jazz played by top-notch musicians.
Jay Graydon - guitar Bill Cantos - piano Dave Carpenter - bass Brandon Fields - alto and tenor sax Dave Weckl - drums
Available at htt://www.cdstreet.com
A FEAST FOR YOUR EARS!
Jay Graydon is a Los Angeles top songwriter, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more. He is a living legend in the music industry and a name that equals music quality with a capital Q - twice Grammy awarded and 12 times nominated. The Grammy awards are for co-writing - best rhythm & blues songs - AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE (1979 - a huge hit with Earth, Wind & Fire) and TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND (1982 - a hit with George Benson and also used these days sampled in new productions).
The Grammy Nominations are as follows:
1979 Best Rhythm & Blues Song - AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE (WINNER!)
1979 Song Of The Year - AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE
1980 Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental - TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE
1981 Album Of The Year - BREAKIN' AWAY
1981 Best Vocal Arrangement For Two Or More Voices - KAFKA
1982 Best Rhythm & Blues Song - TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND (WINNER!)
1983 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals - MORNIN'
1983 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals - STEP BY STEP
1983 Best Engineered Recording - JARREAU
1983 Producer Of The Year
1984 Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture - GHOSTBUSTERS
1985 Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture - ST ELMO'S FIRE
Since Jay Graydon is awarded and nominated in so many categories over the years he probably holds the record of being the most versatile nominee in Grammy history.
He has worked with literally everyone in the music biz as a record producer/songwriter/guitarist. He has produced several top artists, such as Air Supply, George Benson, Al Jarreau, DeBarge, El DeBarge, Sheena Easton, Art Garfunkel, Manhattan Transfer, Johnny Mathis, Patti LaBelle, Lou Rawls, Kenny Rogers and Dionne Warwick, just to name a few, and many of the more than 200 songs he has written are included on Gold and Platinum selling albums.
More info on Jay Graydon can be found on his official web site http://www.jaygraydon.com