Jan 182009
 

From THIS TIME
Written by Tom Kellock, Al Jarreau & Tom Canning

The partnership between virtuoso jazz singer Al Jarreau and super-producer Jay Graydon was a true match made in Heaven. At the time of their first meeting, Jarreau was already a successful act in the jazz world with a couple of Grammys under his belt. Continue reading »

Jan 042009
 

From …TOO
Written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager

“David Foster’s been in my life since 1977 or 8, I think. Really quite a long time and continues to be a great force in my life, collaboratively.” These words come from Carole Bayer Sager’s official website and testify the great friendship between these two legendary figures of the music world. Continue reading »

Aug 172008
 

From THICKE OF THE NIGHT/GRANDMA (single)
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Alan Thicke

TV actor Alan Thicke became famous in the late seventies starring in the popular sit-com “Growing Pains.” In the early eighties, Thicke had his own successful Canadian TV show aptly titled “The Alan Thicke Show” followed in 1983 by “Thicke Of The Night” on American late night television. David Foster and Jay Graydon, both old friends of Thicke’s, co-wrote the theme song for “Thicke Of The Night.” Continue reading »

Mar 262006
 

From PAST TO PRESENT – THE 70s
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Harry Garfield

Hidden away in some closet are Foster songs that deserved great chart success but ended up getting a low profile, minor release. “You Can Count On Me” is one of these songs. It’s an extraordinary ballad from the seventies co-written by David Foster and Jay Graydon with lyricist Harry Garfield. Former Three Dog Night member Cory Wells released this wonderful song as a single without any luck. Today, thanks to Jay Graydon, we can fully (re)discover the beauty of it. Continue reading »

Nov 062005
 

From HIGH CRIME
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau’s “High Crime” was released in 1984. The singer was coming from a string of very successful, quality pop albums. He had received big chart success and the praise of the musical press along with several awards including Grammy’s in the Pop, Jazz and R&B fields. Continue reading »

Mar 062005
 

From BREAKIN’ AWAY
Written by Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang

Let’s say we have to create the perfect tune to define what “quality pop” is all about. First thing we need is a great up-tempo ballad with a gorgeous melody and sharp lyrics. Continue reading »

Feb 202005
 

From I GOT THE MELODY
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Allee Willis

David Foster and Jay Graydon originally recorded this wonderful ballad in 1980 on their seminal album, Airplay. Like many other tracks included in that masterpiece, a group named Odyssey immediately covered “It Will Be Alright.” Continue reading »