Rudy Van Gelder

Rudy Van Gelder

Real Name:
Rudolph Van Gelder
Profile:
American engineer (born November 2, 1924, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - died August 25, 2016).
Rudy Van Gelder started recording artists such as Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley in the early 50's, in the comfort of his parents' living room. Also known as the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
It wasn't until 1959 that he opened his studio, the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and along with Alfred Lion, changed the way jazz was being recorded.
In the fifty plus years that Rudy has been working it is estimated that he has recorded, mixed and mastered over 2000 albums not only for Blue Note and Prestige, but also for Verve Records, Impulse!, CTI Records and many others.

Van Gelder can be identified as the Mastering Engineer on vinyl by the stamp "RVG" (for Mono) or "RVG STEREO" or "VAN GELDER" in the runout section.
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Rudy Van Gelder Discography

Remix

Grant Green Grant Green - Shades Of Green (Album) Blue Note US 1972 Sell This Version
Gene Ammons Gene Ammons - Free Again (Album) Prestige US 1972 Sell This Version
Donald Byrd Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights (Album) Blue Note US 1972 Sell This Version
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson - In Japan (Album) Milestone Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Hubert Laws Hubert Laws - Carnegie Hall (Album) CTI Records Germany 1973 Sell This Version
SR 3364, CTI 6044 Freddie Hubbard / Stanley Turrentine Freddie Hubbard / Stanley Turrentine - In Concert Volume One(LP, Album) King Records, CTI Records SR 3364, CTI 6044 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert - Volume 2 (Album) CTI Records, CTI Records Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert Volume 1 (Album) CTI Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Freddie Hubbard / Stanley Turrentine Freddie Hubbard / Stanley Turrentine - In Concert (Comp) CTI Records, CTI Records Spain 1976 Sell This Version
Grant Green Grant Green - The Main Attraction (Album) Kudu, Kudu US 1976 Sell This Version
Horace Silver Horace Silver - Silver 'n' Percussion (Album) Blue Note US 1978 Sell This Version
BN-LA 853-H Horace Silver Horace Silver - Silver 'n' Percussion(LP, Album) Blue Note BN-LA 853-H US 1978 Sell This Version
Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (Album) Epic Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CP32-9539, CDP 7 84224 2 The Ornette Coleman Trio The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm - Volume One(CD, Album) Blue Note, Blue Note CP32-9539, CDP 7 84224 2 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Dianne Reeves Dianne Reeves - I Remember (Album) Blue Note Europe 1991 Sell This Version
01612-65141-2 Fuse One Fuse One - The Complete Recordings(CD, Comp, RE) MusicMasters Jazz 01612-65141-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
509996-26776-1-5, MM-LT-990, LT-990 Grant Green Grant Green - Solid(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note 509996-26776-1-5, MM-LT-990, LT-990 US 2010 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

JTI 1 CD, JTI 1CD Various On Top (as Van Gelder) Various - Scored 1 - 0(CD, Comp) JTI Records, JTI Records JTI 1 CD, JTI 1CD UK 1996 Sell This Version

Production

INT 13051 Hennie And Antonie Kubik Hennie And Antonie Kubik - Czechoslovakian Folk Songs(LP) Prestige International INT 13051 US 1962 Sell This Version
Shirley Scott Shirley Scott - Drag 'Em Out Prestige US 1963 Sell This Version
BST 84163 Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch(LP, Album, RP) Blue Note BST 84163 US 1970 Sell This Version
PR 7790 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Buddy Tate - Coleman Hawkins - Arnett Cobb Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Buddy Tate - Coleman Hawkins - Arnett Cobb - Very Saxy(LP, Album) Prestige PR 7790 US 1971 Sell This Version
John Coltrane John Coltrane - The Last Trane (Album) Prestige, Hispavox Spain 1965 Sell This Version
PR 7821, 68447 Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins - Three Giants!(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7821, 68447 France 1985 Sell This Version
STRUTLP 002 Various Letha Various - DJ Pogo Presents Block Party Breaks(2xLP, Comp) Strut STRUTLP 002 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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soulkings

soulkings

June 22, 2016
edited 2 months ago
The Best. If it has that RVG stamp in the run-out groove, you can be pretty sure that the band will jump out of the speakers.