As well as discovering and helping to launch the careers of many of the music businesses superstars. Gary discovered and produced the 8 original Steely Dan records with all but one being nominated for the Grammy for Best Album of the Year. Gary was a Vice-President of A&R at ABC-Dunhill Records where he was also instrumental in the signing of such artists as Jimmy Buffet, Chaka Khan (Rufus), and Jim Croce, as well as handling all the production work with Steely Dan and others. At Warner Brothers Records, Gary was hands-on responsible for the signing of Prince, Dire Straits, Rickie Lee Jones, Christopher Cross, and producing among other albums, Donald Fagen’s Grammy-nominated solo album “The Nightfly”.
Gary has produced records with some of the great artists during this period, including, seminal songwriter Laura Nyro, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Peter Tosh, 10cc, Digital Underground, Rosie Vela and Eye To Eye Gary is a veteran of over 30 years experience and headed up Jake Records (Universal) as well as consulting all the major labels.