Rudy Van Gelder

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Rudolph "Rudy" Van Gelder (November 2, 1924 – August 25, 2016) was an American recording engineer who specialized in jazz.[1]

He has been described as the most important recording engineer of jazz.[2] Over a period of more than 50 years, Van Gelder recorded several thousand jazz sessions. Some of these recordings are recognized as classics. He recorded many of the great jazz musicians, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, and Horace Silver. He worked with many record companies but was most closely associated with Blue Note Records.

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  1. The Washington Post: Rudy Van Gelder, audio engineer who helped shape venerated jazz recordings, dies at 91 - The Washington Post, accessdate: September 1, 2016
  2. "Rudy Van Gelder" by Steve Huey for AllMusic.com; accessed 31 July 2007