Rudy Van Gelder has passed away, RIP

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  1. Turnaround

    Turnaround Sunday afternoon tunes Thread Starter

    On their Facebook page, Music Matters reports the passing of Rudy Van Gelder, the legendary jazz recording engineer for many albums on Prestige and Blue Note.

    "Rest in Peace, Rudy Van Gelder.

    People close to the family are reporting that Rudy Van Gelder has passed away. No one made a bigger mark on the way we experience modern jazz. Every day we work to ensure Rudy's legacy lives on.

    Thank you, Rudy, for all the beauty."
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  2. bresna

    bresna Forum Resident

    York, Maine
    The word is making its way around the web that RVG, Rudy Van Gelder, has died.

    He recorded a lot of my favorite records.

  3. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

    One of the giants of Jazz. RIP.
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  4. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    RIP Rudy. Thanks.
  5. nightstand68

    nightstand68 Forum Resident

  6. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    An enormously important man in Jazz. RIP.
  7. Thanks Rudy, you showed so many people how it's done right. A master in a class of your own.
  8. Blackie

    Blackie Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
  9. MemoInPR

    MemoInPR Forum Resident

    RIP Mr. Van Gelder. Thanks for the music..
  10. jopageri321

    jopageri321 Forum Resident

    Alexandria, VA
    RIP and Thank You
  11. FashionBoy

    FashionBoy Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    RIP Rudy Van Gelder, thank you for the artistry.
  12. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    RIP Rudy Van Gelder. You were a major part in helping revolutionize jazz for a more contemporary audience and will be missed.
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  13. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Mid Atlantic
    RIP Rudy. I just played one of his recordings before hearing this news. Yes there were some balance issues in his recordings.However he always got tremendous projection and life from the solo instruments which is why his recordings are valued.
  14. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    I liked reading articles and interviews about him. He was an inner'esting man who was certainly passionate about jazz.
  15. gryff

    gryff Active Member

    RIP Rudy
  16. DanBNash

    DanBNash Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    One the the giants.
  17. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    Thanks for all those precious recordings, Mr. Van Gelder.
  18. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    RIP Mr. Van Gelder and thanks for all the beautiful music you brought to life for us.
  19. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    R.I.P. Very grateful for him & his work and always will be
  20. Freedom Rider

    Freedom Rider Forum Resident

  21. RIP Rudy.
  22. xj32

    xj32 Forum Resident

    Oak Creek, WI
    Arguably THE sound of classic jazz of the 50's through the early 70's!
  23. How many different labels did he regularly record for back in the day? Blue Note and Impulse, for sure, and I know there were others. Half-a-dozen? He must have had a hand in preserving the studio-recorded history of a significant percentage of the total "modern jazz" recordings on the east coast for a solid 15-20 years (to say nothing of the shear volume of what he recorded over his entire career).

    Is if fair to say he personally engineered "over 10%"? of the entire studio-recordings for the east coast for 10-15 years? even 20? (and arguably a huge number of some of the greatest (i.e. more significant) jazz recorded over that entire time). I really don't know the stats, but I know the numbers must be huge.
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  24. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    He also did classical sessions for Vox Records.
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  25. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

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