The Rudy Van Gelder Editions

Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)  - 1964

Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition 24 bit Mastering) - 1964
PCM 1411kbps 44100Hz stereo | RS.com | 317 MB
Genre: Jazz

Out to Lunch! was Eric Dolphy’s only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader. Today it is generally considered one of the finest albums in the label’s history, as well as one of the high points in 1960s jazz avant garde and in Dolphy’s discography.
Blue Mitchell - Boss Horn (1966) {2005 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Blue Mitchell - Boss Horn (1966) {2005 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet


Blue Mitchell - Boss Horn (1966) {2005 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Trumpeter Blue Mitchell delivers a solid hard bop date with his 1966 Blue Note release Boss Horn. [The Rudy Van Gelder edition of Boss Horn features remastered sound by original producer Van Gelder that does significantly improve the overall sound quality over the original release.]
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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© 2007 Blue Note / Capitol | 0946 3 92757 2 4 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Piano


Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

TAKIN' OFF (1962), Herbie Hancock's debut as a leader, holds up exceptionally well decades after its release, even in light of the vast, eclectic, and excellent solo catalogue that followed. Still in the thick of his groundbreaking work with Miles Davis, Hancock had already established himself as a pianist and composer of the first order, and those qualities shine on TAKIN' OFF. Flanked by superb personnel that includes trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Dexter Gordon, and drummer Billy Higgins, Hancock offers six excellent compositions (including the famous "Watermelon Man") that balance between adventurousness and the rigors of classic hard bop. The Rudy Van Gelder remaster, released in 2007, brings this classic back in glorious clarity.
Lee Morgan - Volume 2. Sextet (1956) {2007 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Lee Morgan - Volume 2. Sextet (1956) {2007 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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© 2007 EMI / Blue Note | 0946 3 92779 2 6 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Trumpet


Lee Morgan - Volume 2. Sextet (1956) {2007 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Trumpeter Lee Morgan's second recording as a leader is as notable for the writing of Benny Golson (who composed and arranged four of the six selections) as for the solos of the leader. The set is highlighted by the debut version of "Whisper Not." Actually Morgan, tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Charlie Persip and the obscure altoist Kenny Rodgers all play quite well. Morgan was just 18 and starting to come out of the shadow of his early influence Clifford Brown. An above-average hard bop set. The Rudy Van Gelder remastering on the CD reissue makes it especially sweet.
Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer (1965) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer (1965) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

With THE SOOTHSAYER, Wayne Shorter fronts a large ensemble for the first time in his solo endeavors. Like his previous sessions, Shorter's assorted guests are drawn from the most notable groups of the time. McCoy Tyner from Coltrane's quartet, rhythm-mates Ron Carter and Tony Williams from Shorter's employer Miles Davis, and Freddie Hubbard who shared horn duties with the saxophonist in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers are all present, producing a huge sound lead by Shorter's artistic vision.
Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) {2003 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) {2003 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Grant Green's third album to be released, Grantstand teams the clear-toned guitarist with an unlikely backing group of musicians who rarely appeared with Blue Note otherwise: tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef (who doubles on flute), organist Brother Jack McDuff, and drummer Al Harewood. Although Lateef was beginning to delve deeply into Eastern tonalities and instruments around the same time, his playing here is pretty straightforward and swinging, fitting the relaxed, bop-tinged soul-jazz that makes up most of the session.
Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple (1966) (ft. Herbie Hancock) {2003 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [Repost]

Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple (1966) (ft. Herbie Hancock) {2003 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

For ADAM'S APPLE Wayne Shorter returned to the simple quartet format for the last time in his solo career. This date from 1966 shows the saxophonist firmly between his modal style of the early '60s and his more experimental avant-garde period that was to come with albums like SCHIZOPHRENIA and SUPER NOVA. The effect of Shorter's membership in Miles Davis' legendary group is evident, as his improvisations here are more adventurous and his rhythmic drive more pointed and angular than previous efforts. Above all, this session gives us one last look at Shorter at his most unveiled.
Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris (1963) {2003 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris (1963) {2003 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

One of the most successful of Blue Note's 'blue' period and an album that remains his finest work. Although his tenor sax occasionally grates, this is a brilliant example of late bebop. Supported by Bud Powell (piano), Kenny Clarke (drums) and Pierre Michelot (bass), the simple quartet sound coolly in control. 'Willow Weep For Me' is played with great beauty and 'A Night in Tunisia' is yet another well-crafted version. The wonderful bonus of 'Our Love Is Here To Stay' and 'Like Someone In Love' (from Powell's Alternate Takes) on the CD reissue puts this album in the first division.
Andrew Hill - Smoke Stack (1963) {2006 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Andrew Hill - Smoke Stack (1963) {2006 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This 1963 trio session was only the avant-garde pianist and composer Andrew Hill's second release for Blue Note, with whom he would enjoy a fruitful association throughout the decade. Already, on the previous BLACK FIRE, Hill had established himself as a worthy, somewhat more mainstream alternative to the radical Cecil Taylor. His musical style is heavily chromatic, both dense and angular, similar in part to McCoy Tyner's equally muscular explorations. For the most part however, SMOKE STACK takes things at a ruminative, deceptively leisurely pace. Still, the venerable drummer Roy Haynes remains energetic, supple. and busy throughout the set, much like the fiery Elvin Jones with the John Coltrane Quartet. One highlight: Richard Davis's arco bass stylings, moaning and keening throughout the exotic "Wailing Wall."
Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! (1960) {2008 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! (1960) {2008 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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© 2008 Blue Note | 50999 5 14377 2 5 | 24-bit Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Although he is best known for his bluesy soul-jazz outings, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine's first Blue Note session as a leader was a much more traditional bop affair, and the resulting album, Look Out!, featuring a rhythm section of Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums, shows as much artful restraint as it does groove.