Welcome to the world of two modern masters, highly acclaimed songwriters, hit makers and lifelong colleagues Jay Graydon (Airplay, Planet 3) and Randy Goodrum (Chicago, Steve Lukather) working together as the supergroup JaR. Their first album will soon be available - a melodic masterpiece with songs across the board - a mixture of Pop, R&B, AC, AOR and Jazz. It is superbly crafted, loaded with original, sophisticated, catchy songs, with subtle harmonies and interesting melodic hooks. 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. Further, the groove is mature with exceptional playing and singing, and as usual Jay Graydon plays his guitar with elegant and intelligent accuracy.
The US release date for JaR's first album SCENE 29 is October 1st with pre-orders at CD BABY via www.JaRZONE.com and Zinc Music will release it on October 31th, 2008. "Scene 29" features RANDY GOODRUM (lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards, synths, drums), JAY GRAYDON (lead and backing vocals, guitars, synths, drums), CARYL Mack Parker (additional vocals on GPS), TIM HOSMAN (orchestration in the intro of Call Donovan as well as the "Donovan" voice sound in the fade).