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  Jay Graydon at Garden Rake Studios, November 2013. Photo © Kerstin Olofsson. (The guitar in the pic is the new Jay Graydon Bossa signature model.)

 

A few months ago I did an interview with Paul Rivera Jr. about his dad noting the details of how and when I met Paul and all that followed as to how amp Rivera modifications started and continued. It is educational information and I think you'll enjoy the details.

Kerstin mentioned I forgot to include Larry Carlton as one of the key studio guitarists of all time. Man, when I started noting details, I was surely thinking of Larry but spaced as to mention him, so since I spaced out let me say this. Before any amp mods started happening in the 70's, Larry already had an outstanding tone (the best sweet midrange tone of all of us studio guitarists) with his 335 and Fender Princeton amp! Also, on most of the Steely Dan records, he used a tweed Fender Deluxe, which also sounds incredible! - Jay

 

Rivera - Jay Graydon Interview Part 1 - History w/ Rivera Amplification

Here is a brand new interview in which Rivera Amplification interviews Jay Graydon on his history with Paul Rivera's amps and mods during Jay's LA session days in the late 70's. The interview is in 2 parts below. Enjoy!

 

Rivera - Jay Graydon Interview Part 2 - Session Days

Paul Rivera Jr of Rivera Amplification gives an in-depth interview of session guitarist legend Jay Graydon. Jay speaks about how his famous Steely Dan "Peg" solo came about, how it was to be a top A list session player back then, how the record business has changed, the importance of tone, his signature amp, stories of Cheap Trick, etc.

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A note from Jay. The following is long overdue.

I would like to thank Kerstin for putting together an incredible web site!!! She does this in her spare time and I have always been amazed that a mother of three with a full time job could possibly maintain such a web site!!! OK, that alone is unbelievable but check this out!!! Kerstin knows more about my songwriting catalogue than I do!!! She has organized and maintained the list for many years. Her research has led to problems and she then fixes such problems!!! The discography is huge work as well!!! Kerstin constantly updates which is a huge time burner!!! Now check this out!!! Kerstin runs my record company SONIC THRUST RECORDS on a daily basis!!! It does not end there since other stuff comes up on many levels!!! Kerstin should be a star of a TV series, "Internet Super Women"!!!

I thank you so very much Sis!!! You are an angel!!!!!!!

I ask that if you like this site, please e-mail Kerstin and tell her so. Please include Lage (her husband), Peppe and Stefan (their sons) since they have contributed as well!!!

I love this family for so many reasons!!!!!!!!!!!! - Your pal, Jay

 

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