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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© 2005 Blue Note / Capitol | 7243 5 63814 2 1 | 24-bit remaster
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.

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {1999 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 23, 2007
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {1999 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {1999 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Blue Note


Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {1999 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}


Included in Q's list of "The Best Jazz Albums of All Time."

Simple and direct and somewhat of a runt album in the history of jazz. The solo on Art Blakey's recording of Bobby Timmons' 'Moanin' is by Morgan, as is that on 'A Night In Tunisia'. By the time he came to record this album he had simplified his style, which appealed to the soul/jazz lovers of the 60s. To use the ultimate cliche, this is groovin' music; it rolls, it bops, it makes you feel good and its success is that it is refreshingly uncomplicated.
Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 551 Mb | Digital Booklet | 46:14 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | © 2008 Concord Music Group

Bag's Groove was recorded in 1954 for Prestige Records but was not released until 1957. Most of the album was recorded on June 29, 1954, but the title track was recorded at one session on December 24 of the same year. Several of the tracks on the album were written by Sonny Rollins and would go on to become jazz standards in their own right. Recorded June 29 & December 24, 1954 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ.
John Coltrane - Coltrane (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Coltrane (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2009 Concord Music Group

John Coltrane (1926-67) was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history. He was always searching, seeking to take his music further in what he quite consciously viewed as a spiritual quest. In terms of public recognition, this quest began relatively late. The tenor saxophonist, a native of North Carolina who later moved to Philadelphia, was 28 when he joined the Miles Davis quintet in 1955, after years of paying dues in the big band and combo of Dizzy Gillespie (where he played alto before switching to tenor) and as a supporting player behind saxophonists Johnny Hodges, Eddie "Cleanhead” Vinson, and Earl Bostic. Coltrane’s anguished tone and multi-noted, rhythmically complex solos with Davis quickly elevated him to the front ranks of jazz…
John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 236 Mb | Digital Booklet | 37:52 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group

Recorded in one day (August 23, 1957) at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. This date of ballads and burners features the young tenor saxophonist John Coltrane leading a quartet comprised of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor. Liner notewriter (original and reissue) Ira Gitler remarks, “In the ‘50s I was called upon to name many of the untitled songs at Prestige. Traneing In came to me because of the way [Coltrane] homed in after Garland’s opening solo [on the song].” This album is significant in that it took place halfway through Coltrane’s break with Miles Davis’ classic quintet of the ‘50s and it was the same year that the tenor saxophonist hooked up with Thelonious Monk to record the recently discovered live Carnegie Hall masterpiece.
John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 280 Mb | Digital Booklet | 39:49 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Soultrane is one of the essential albums in John Coltrane’s career. Recorded during the first year of his Prestige contract, between his critical service in Thelonious Monk’s quartet and his return to the band of Miles Davis, it finds the tenor saxophonist displaying a new level of both technical and conceptual refinement, dispensing torrents of notes that annotator Ira Gitler famously dubbed "sheets of sound." The Red Garland Trio, a key component on many Coltrane recordings of the period, is at its eloquent best; and the program, with two compositions from the early days of modern jazz, two lesser-known standards, and a recently penned requiem for the late Ernie Henry…
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 255 Mb | Digital Booklet | 36:42 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack. Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”