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Blue Note Engineer Rudy Van Gelder On 'What I Like About Jazz'

John Coltrane's debut album, released in 1957 was one of many recorded at studio of Rudy Van Gelder.

Host John Arvish continues to explore the six-decades-long career of engineer Rudy Van Gelder Wednesday on "What I Like About Jazz," starting at 8:00 p.m.

After moving into his own studio at Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Van Gelder continued his long relationship with Blue Note Records, as the primary engineer on most of their hundreds of sessions between 1953 and 1967.

He also developed a relationship with the newly-formed Impulse Records. Among his many sessions there, Van Gelder recorded nearly all of John Coltrane's records up until his death. He also did pivotal sessions with J.J. Johnson, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner and numerous others.

The September 14 show will be focused on the period from  1965-79, featuring classic Blue Note recordings, as well as records from the vaults of Impulse, Verve, Milestone and CTI.

We'll hear from John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Stanley Turrentine, Horace Silver, Milt Jackson, Paul Desmond and so much more.

Then, on September 21, the focus is on the later recordings for Muse, Criss Cross, Reservoir and HighNote Records. That show will include Houston Person, David 'Fathead' Newman, Cedar Walton, Wallace Roney, Tom Harrell, and Randy Johnston among many other greats of the modern era.

Tune in to "What I Like About Jazz," Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

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