Jay Graydon's official home on the web in which you will find everything about this twice Grammy awarded (Best R&B songs) and 12
times Grammy nominated (among the top 5 finalists) Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, engineer, and more. Jay will also
take some space to address his fans and in other ways contribute, whenever he finds the time to do so. In short, we will bring you the HOTTEST NEWS about
the world's greatest guitarist, songwriter and producer. So keep hanging around!
Check out this
superb review in the SOS August 2021 issue! The review is written by
Robin Bigwood who is a classically-trained keyboard player
and works with many leading period instrument orchestras and ensembles, both as a harpsichord soloist and
continuo player. Robin also teaches at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and as a music technologist he directs
the synth band Art of Moog, produces albums for other artists, and writes for Sound on Sound magazine.
This quote from his review says it all:
"Orange Tree Sample's Famous E may be the best virtual Rhodes you can buy."
Orange Tree Samples is the company, which
is selling our product, so please tell anyone you think would be interested!
Read more about it here and check out Stefan's video! This is an
outstanding demo of the E and he nailed the correct complex chord changes on
the songs! He makes the playing so easy but it is not easy! - Jay
The Famous E Electric Piano with Jay Graydon's settings Al Jarreau Medley
Here is one more video presenting the stunning sounds of the Famous E Electronic Piano -
A medley with some good old Al Jarreau tunes.
This demo is made with Jay Graydon's settings and the E is played by Stefan Olofsson. Drums by Peter Olofsson.
The Famous E Electric Piano
On Jay's request, I made a video presenting this amazing instrument in a few tunes. (Music starts at 1:43) - Stefan Olofsson
and released as a digital
download at Bandcamp a while back. Since we were getting so many requests for a physical CD of this remaster and since the 2002 version
of the physical album had sold out, we decided to make the 2017 remaster available as a physical CD
So, this remaster is derived from a source with more enhancement and with new artwork, and slightly new liner notes.
Here below 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.
So this remaster is a completely different story. As previously noted, also available at Bandcamp
for download. This digital album includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and
My album AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET has been selling well and we were running out of stock so when almost out
of stock, CD BABY requests more to distribute to Amazon. That opened a can of worms since the program Kerstin used for
the original artwork is out of date so she needed to start over using a new program. Since she
needed to redo the artwork, I thought it would be a good idea to re-master the audio.
In this playlist you will find an extensive selection (but not everything) from Jay's session work during the
1970s, when he played on numerous recordings for countless artists of the era, both upcoming as well as already
established. Jay's own words about this decade in the studios, here below ...
"One year I played over 800 sessions, which may be a record. During the 70s, there was so much work for top
studio musicians and especially for guitar players, since there were usually 2 or more guitar players on
tracking dates. Overdub sessions added to the work calls. It was common to get called for 30 to 40 sessions
a week. I would typically accept 20 sessions (4 a day, 5 days a week). - Jay Graydon"