Rudy Van Gelder RIP

Legendary Jazz producer/engineer Rudy Van Gelder changed how we think of what’s possible in the studio. This article explains why.

RIP Rudy and thanks.

he left more footsteps in history than most politicians or musicians…

Due to the longterm acquirement of originals or HQ remasterings and the covers of his works, he’s very much connected with vinyl for me. A lot of the aura (not speaking of sound quality here) would get lost for me if I only knew him from digital files.

Another engineer who cared about, and was obsessed with, the quality of the sound he captured.