Raymond spent the 1970’s involved in the blossoming jazz-rock fusion scene. At age 11, he and his brothers opened for Lenny White and Brand X, performing Raymond's original compositions. Mr. White also produced several recordings of his music. He got his degree in jazz composition at the New England Conservatory of Music under Guggenheim Fellows George Russel and William Thomas McKinley, while simultaneously obtaining a degree in English at Tufts University.
Raymond has written music for over 70 productions in the last three decades. He spent 10 years as Resident Composer for Albany’s Actors Shakespeare Company (Romeo and Juliet, Two Gents, Julius Caesar, Much Ado, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Don Juan, etc.). He has also composed for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company’s productions of Winter’s Tale, Much Ado, Rip Van Winkle, Cymbeline, and Twelfth Night. This production of Twelfth Night was televised on PBS and featured in the documentary “Shakepeare on the Hudson.” Off-Broadway, he designed music for The New Bozena at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
His non-theatre compositions have been recorded by the London Symphony and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestras for MMC Records. His original quintet, "Sketches of an Actress", was performed by The Thüringer Salonquintett at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1999.