It is as a sad matter of duty that downwithit notes the passing of the man who had oversight of the most of the greatest recordings made by Modern Jazz artists.
Rest in peace RVG.
November 2 1924 to August 25 2016.
This music would not have been the same without him.
You can read Mr Van Gelder’s obituary from The New York Times here.
An extensive list of sessions recorded at his studios can be found here.