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09/28/2022
The Connection Sessions, Season 1 Trailer

Introducing: The Connection Sessions, a series that brings musicians together through their shared common bond of the instruments they play.

Featured Artists include: Bryan Carter , Christian Sands , Jaleel Shaw , Sean Jones , Summer Camargo and Yasushi Nakamura.

Featured Brands include: Bach Brass , Henri SELMER Paris Saxophones , Ludwig Drums and Steinway & Sons.

The first episode of "The Connection Sessions: Van Gelder Edition" will premiere 1 week from today!

Save the date: October 5th at 12 pm ET!

Learn More at: https://bit.ly/3LXr53t

09/14/2022
The Connection Sessions - Van Gelder Edition teaser

We're excited to bring you Season 1 of The Connection Sessions, recorded exclusively at the world-renown Van Gelder Studio.

In this legendary studio, the one and only Rudy Van Gelder recorded countless iconic jazz albums for some of the greatest and most influential musicians in jazz: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Woody Shaw, Billy Higgins, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Freddie Hubbard, to name a few.

These artists all played various Conn Selmer brand instruments, such as: Bach Brass , King Brass, Ludwig Drums, Henri SELMER Paris Saxophones and Steinway & Sons.

Today Van Gelder is owned and operated by Maureen Sickler, Rudy Van Gelder's assistant of 30 years. Maureen graciously opened the studio to us for this series, and we can't wait to share it with all of you.

The Connection Sessions: Van Gelder Edition, Episode 1: October 5th

Anyone recognize this?
05/22/2021

Anyone recognize this?

Recorded on this day in 1964  !
05/20/2021

Recorded on this day in 1964 !

Recorded  on this day in 1965. Excellent album!
05/19/2021

Recorded on this day in 1965. Excellent album!

Thank you everyone for tuning in! If you've missed the show, a restream is available later today. Times, and tickets on ...
05/16/2021

Thank you everyone for tuning in! If you've missed the show, a restream is available later today. Times, and tickets on www.vangelder.live!

05/14/2021

Tomorrow is the big day! Joey Defrancesco, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein and Houston Person live from Van Gelder Studio. We’re setting up! Have you gotten your ticket yet? Visit www.vangelder.live

05/13/2021

THIS SATURDAY! Live from Van Gelder Studio with Joey Defrancesco, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein, and Houston Person. www.vangelder.live

05/11/2021

Happening right now!

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio on this day in 1999. With     Mark Shim
05/10/2021

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio on this day in 1999. With Mark Shim

05/08/2021

Billy Hart is one of greatest. Period. We're honored to have him at Van Gelder Studio for our next livestream, and we're excited to host him and Marcus Gilmore for a Zoom hang/conversation. Tickets are available at www.vangelder.live

On this day in 1964, Freddie Hubbard, together with James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan and Joe Chambers, was at...
05/07/2021

On this day in 1964, Freddie Hubbard, together with James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan and Joe Chambers, was at Van Gelder Studio recording for

Sixty year ago, on this day, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan, George Tucker and Al Harewood were at Van Ge...
05/06/2021

Sixty year ago, on this day, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan, George Tucker and Al Harewood were at Van Gelder Studio. Classic record!

Excited to have the extraordinary Marcus Gilmore present a virtual zoom event with the man himself, legendary drummer Bi...
05/05/2021

Excited to have the extraordinary Marcus Gilmore present a virtual zoom event with the man himself, legendary drummer Billy Hart. Marcus and Billy will be touching on many aspects of Billy's career; we are especially curious about Billy's relationship with the Organ (Billy was with Jimmy Simith for a number of years). Get your ticket for our upcoming broadcast (before May 10th) for your Zoom invite!

05/04/2021

Happy birthday, ! Check out this short excerpt, filmed at the studio, where Ron discusses his relationship with Rudy. This clip was filmed during the rehearsal for our Hank Mobley tribute, in November; we have another live broadcast coming up on May 15th, details are on www.vangelder.live!

This is Van Gelder's legendary Scully. We have put some albums (Rudy's original copies) cut on the very lathe on display...
05/03/2021

This is Van Gelder's legendary Scully. We have put some albums (Rudy's original copies) cut on the very lathe on display, behind it. All of them feature Van Gelder's Hammond . Our event (in celebration of the Organ) is coming up -- tickets are on www.vangelder.live!

On this day sixty years ago, Donald Byrd, alongside Pepper Adams on baritone, Duke Pearson on piano, Laymon Jackson on b...
05/02/2021

On this day sixty years ago, Donald Byrd, alongside Pepper Adams on baritone, Duke Pearson on piano, Laymon Jackson on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums, were at Van Gelder Studio recording for

On this day in 1967, Pat Martino, together with Trudy Pitts on Hammond, Mitch Fine on drums, Vance Anderson on bongos an...
05/01/2021

On this day in 1967, Pat Martino, together with Trudy Pitts on Hammond, Mitch Fine on drums, Vance Anderson on bongos and Abdu Johnson congas was at Van Gelder Studio recording for . We are hosting a live-streamed event on May 15th hosting on organ (also from Philadelphia) and the excellent Peter Bernstein on guitar. http://bit.ly/RVG-FB

04/30/2021

Here’s another one from the rehearsal! Joey DeFrancesco, Peter Bernstein, Billy Hart and Houston Person. Tickets are on www.vangelder.live

On this day in 1964   Lee Morgan, Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones were at Van Gelder Studio recording for . One our favo...
04/29/2021

On this day in 1964 Lee Morgan, Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones were at Van Gelder Studio recording for . One our favorites!

One of the best. Rest in peace, Al Schmitt.
04/28/2021

One of the best. Rest in peace, Al Schmitt.

On this day in 1964 John Coltrane and his quartet were at Van Gelder Studio recording for Impulse Records
04/27/2021

On this day in 1964 John Coltrane and his quartet were at Van Gelder Studio recording for Impulse Records

04/26/2021

This past Saturday Joey DeFrancesco, Peter Bernstein, Billy Hart and Houston Person rehearsed the music for our May 15th live streamed concert. Thank you to all of you who tuned in to check out the behind the scenes. Grab your ticket on www.vangelder.live if you haven’t already! Question for you all: can anyone recognize the song in the excerpt?

04/24/2021

Billy just got here. The band is about to rehearse! Grab your ticked and tune in for a bit of the rehearsal! www.vangelder.live

We are ready! Catch the behind the scenes rehearsal tomorrow at 2:30pm EDT. Tickets in bio (www.vangelder.live) With Joe...
04/23/2021

We are ready! Catch the behind the scenes rehearsal tomorrow at 2:30pm EDT. Tickets in bio (www.vangelder.live) With Joey DeFrancesco Peter Bernstein Billy Hart Houston Person

BEHIND THE SCENES! The musicians will be rehearsing this Saturday. Buy your ticket today to stream an excerpt of the reh...
04/22/2021

BEHIND THE SCENES! The musicians will be rehearsing this Saturday. Buy your ticket today to stream an excerpt of the rehearsal. Visit http://bit.ly/RVG-FB for tickets!

Joey DeFrancesco Peter Bernstein

On this day fifty-eight years ago McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones were at Van Gelder Studio recor...
04/21/2021

On this day fifty-eight years ago McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones were at Van Gelder Studio recording.

In the liner notes, Tyner explains the meaning behind the compositions (all of the songs are originals)--Passion Dance sounds like "a kind of American Indian dance, evoking trance-like states"; Contemplation is "the sound of a man alone. A man reflecting on what religion means to him, reflecting on the meaning of life." The tile "Search for Peace" refers to its tranquil feeling; it "has to do with a man's submission to God" and the "giving over of the self to the universe". The album closes with "Blues on the Corner", a reminiscent of Tyner's childhood: "When I was growing up in Philadelphia, some of the kids I knew liked to hang out on the corner youngsters talking, kidding around, jiving."

On this day in 1960 pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood were at Van Gelder Studio recor...
04/20/2021

On this day in 1960 pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood were at Van Gelder Studio recording "Us Three" for . Parlan was stricken with polio at an early age, and partially paralyzed on his right side. He was encouraged by his parents to take up piano as a form of therapy. Parlan eventually recovered partial use of three fingers on his right hand and learned to compensate by using his left hand to play textured chords and rolling arpeggios. Parlan played with many of the great bandleaders of the 50s and 60s, including Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt.

04/19/2021

The golden era of Jazz produced music that is timeless for many of us. Van Gelder helped capture much of it. , and others, have been doing a great job in putting out reissues cut from the original tapes. Courtesy of here is mastering engineer Kevin Gray working with some of Rudy's tapes for Grant Green's Latin Bit. On May 15th we will be hosting a guitarist very much influenced by Green-- Peter Bernstein-- live in performance from the Studio (among others). Details on www.vangelder.live

Herbie Hancock was at Van Gelder Studio on this day fifty-two years ago, in 1969, recording three tracks from The Prison...
04/18/2021

Herbie Hancock was at Van Gelder Studio on this day fifty-two years ago, in 1969, recording three tracks from The Prisoner. This album has a specific concept — it’s a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory music. Hancock said, about the compositional style of the LP, “I want my music to evolve toward a point where it can contain that part of me that is relatively most musical to people – but in a jazz climate that can communicate to the general public. I am trying to write hummable tunes with a kind of rhythmic element people can be infected with, and one key to the rhythmic thing is the duple meter. People can identify more with duple meter, so the drummer does play a meter but does not, however, play rock per se, so you hear the drummer playing jazz.”

On this day in 1960 Jackie McLean, Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop Jr, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor were at Van Gelder Stud...
04/17/2021

On this day in 1960 Jackie McLean, Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop Jr, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor were at Van Gelder Studio recording for Blue Note. Ira Gitler explains in the liner notes that the title of the album, just like one of the tracks, is a dedication to Mr. Jones, the McLean family's pet, a Capuchin monkey. Paul Chambers and Art Taylor provide a solid foundation for the date — no surprises here. Blue Mitchell sounds outstanding on this recording; so does pianist Walter Bishop Jr (perhaps the lesser known member of the band), who is featured on a trio version of "Don't Blame Me".

On this day in 1975, Jim Hall, Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Roland Hanna, Ron Carter and Steve Gadd were at Van Gelder Stud...
04/16/2021

On this day in 1975, Jim Hall, Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Roland Hanna, Ron Carter and Steve Gadd were at Van Gelder Studio recording two of the tracks from Concierto, most notably the title track, "Concierto de Aranjuez" by spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo.

We are proud to announce the second-ever live streamed concert from the legendary Van Gelder Studio on May 15th, a month...
04/15/2021

We are proud to announce the second-ever live streamed concert from the legendary Van Gelder Studio on May 15th, a month from today. Joey Defrancesco, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein and Houston Person will be celebrating the history and legacy of Van Gelder's Hammond Organ and of all of the artists that recorded wonderful music on that very instrument! Visit http://bit.ly/RVG-FB for more info and tickets!

On this day in 1957, sixty-four years ago, Sonny Rollins, JJ Johnson, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Paul Chambers and ...
04/14/2021

On this day in 1957, sixty-four years ago, Sonny Rollins, JJ Johnson, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Paul Chambers and Art Blakey were at Van Gelder's first Studio in Hackensack recording "Vol. 2" for . This is an exceptional record containing a few originals (like Rollins' "Why Don't I" and Monk's "Reflections") and some standards ("You Stepped Out Of A Dream"). Monk AND Silver both play piano on Monk's slow blues "Misterioso".

Here it is! Rudy Van Gelder's Hammond Organ, purchased from Savoy producer Ozzie Cadena in the 50s, heard on so many alb...
04/13/2021

Here it is! Rudy Van Gelder's Hammond Organ, purchased from Savoy producer Ozzie Cadena in the 50s, heard on so many albums. Big announcement in a few days—for now, save this date, May 15th!

04/12/2021

Happy birthday, Herbie Hancock! Legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who recorded on Van Gelder's piano many historic albums, turns 81 today. Check out this short clip of Herbie playing Watermelon Man with and , originally recorded at Van Gelder Studio.

John Coltrane and his band were at Van Gelder Studio recording for Impulse on this day in 1962. Of the material that the...
04/11/2021

John Coltrane and his band were at Van Gelder Studio recording for Impulse on this day in 1962. Of the material that they recorded, "The Inchworm" was included on this album, together with numbers from sessions recorded later in the same year. Producer Bob Thiele remarks in the liner notes : "After repeatedly listening to this album, I felt that any comments here would be unnecessary. After all, John Coltrane and his men have something to say musically and the true Jazz lovers will understand the music without detailed explanation."

Van Gelder's legendary Hammond Organ—big news coming up! Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Larry Young, Freddie Roach, Baby Fa...
04/10/2021

Van Gelder's legendary Hammond Organ—big news coming up! Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Larry Young, Freddie Roach, Baby Face Willette, Big John Patton, ... the list goes on! Many, many of the great Jazz Organ albums were recorded on this one instrument. What's your desert island organ record?

Lee Morgan  (once again!), Joe Henderson, Ronnie Mathews, Victor Sproles and Billy Higgins recorded most of the tracks a...
04/09/2021

Lee Morgan (once again!), Joe Henderson, Ronnie Mathews, Victor Sproles and Billy Higgins recorded most of the tracks album on this day fifty-six years ago.

Two of the songs are compositions of Morgan's; a Wayne Shorter original, Edda, is also included (although he is not on this particular session); the title track, The Rumproller, is by Andrew Hill (and is somewhat reminiscent of some of "The Sidewinder").

Although not as popular as some other Lee Morgan albums on Blue Note, this one is worth a listen, or two!

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We're excited to bring you Season 1 of The Connection Sessions, recorded exclusively at the world-renown Rudy Van Gelder Studio.

In this legendary studio, the one and only Rudy Van Gelder recorded countless iconic jazz albums for some of the greatest and most influential musicians in jazz: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Woody Shaw, Billy Higgins, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Freddie Hubbard, to name a few.

These artists all played various Conn Selmer brand instruments, such as: Bach Brass , King Brass, Ludwig Drums, Henri SELMER Paris Saxophones and Steinway & Sons.

Today Van Gelder is owned and operated by Maureen Sickler, Rudy Van Gelder's assistant of 30 years. Maureen graciously opened the studio to us for this series, and we can't wait to share it with all of you.

The Connection Sessions: Van Gelder Edition, Episode 1: October 5th

We're excited to bring you Season 1 of The Connection Sessions, recorded exclusively at the world-renown Rudy Van Gelder Studio.

In this legendary studio, the one and only Rudy Van Gelder recorded countless iconic jazz albums for some of the greatest and most influential musicians in jazz: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Woody Shaw, Billy Higgins, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Freddie Hubbard, to name a few.

These artists all played various Conn Selmer brand instruments, such as: Bach Brass , King Brass, Ludwig Drums, Henri SELMER Paris Saxophones and Steinway & Sons.

Today Van Gelder is owned and operated by Maureen Sickler, Rudy Van Gelder's assistant of 30 years. Maureen graciously opened the studio to us for this series, and we can't wait to share it with all of you.

The Connection Sessions: Van Gelder Edition, Episode 1: October 5th

Happy Birthday Lee Morgan, jazz prodigy trumpeter on John Coltrane's "Blue Train". Here he is, only in his late teens, playing at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in 1957.
in 1962, Coltrane recorded "Coltrane" at the historic Rudy Van Gelder Studio. Here's the modal ear worm for today.
New presave link single out today from my upcoming Cellar Live release, Jackpot recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio !
in 1962 "Coltrane" began recording at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, with the classic quartet players Garrison, Tyner, and Jones. Listen and tell us your favorite track.
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is proud to announce the release of Billy Drummond's first single from his upcoming album Valse Sinistre!

“The piece "Little Melonae" was written by Jackie McLean and arranged/conceived by our bassist, Dezron L Douglas (The Voice of Reason). Dezron is a disciple of Mr McLean and it is McLean who for me is the epitome of a purity in music that represents freedom in the true sense of the word. I have been a fan of his since my first memories of hearing music which was played by my father as a youngster. I played with Jackie on 2 occasions and it was a dream come true. One of my treasures is an inscription from him to me on one of his recordings that reads, "To Billy, one of my favorite drummers of all time". That is something I'll cherish all my days!

The track features Dayna Stephens on saxophone and Micah Thomas - piano

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio and produced by Jeremy Yourpeltness Pelt

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In1967, John Coltrane and drummer Rashied Ali were at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio recording a suite of improvised "...nakedly spiritual, often harshly ecstatic free-form duets between Coltrane’s tenor saxophone and Ali’s drums..." Seven years later Impulse Records released the session, under the name “Interstellar Space”. Learn more from the Rolling Stone review below.
in 1967, John Coltrane recorded some of his last tracks at Rudy Van Gelder Studio for the posthumous release Stellar Regions. In the album liner notes, David Wild from Impulse Records says: "To those of us who remain, the last words of one no longer among us are special... More importantly and perhaps even more compelling, they represent a suggestion of the evolution his music would have taken had his life not been cut so short, a tantalizing glimpse of an unrealized future... Change is the constant in Coltrane's work, and the evolution continued even to the last."
in 1964, John Coltrane's masterpiece was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio. It was composed upstairs in The Coltrane Home. Learn more about the process through the link below. Consider a donation to help us restore this sacred place.

https://www.thecoltranehome.org/music-of-the-home/a-love-supreme/
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Florian Pellissier Quintet Rudy Van Gelder Studio #2019

Sidewalkin’ - out today on all platforms!
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Last year, when NYC was completely shut down, this particular cast of my musical heroes got together to play on the streets of the . Mr. Wonsey called them “sparring” sessions that kept us in shape while the clubs were closed. After a couple months and winter setting in, we all got Covid tests and made a pilgrimage across the GW bridge to spend the afternoon recording at Rudy Van Gelder Studio.

Musicians: Joe Magnarelli Jerry Weldon Evan Sherman
Liner notes:
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Pre-save album out next week!

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Happy 60th Birthday Steven Bernstein !!!

You are a beacon of curiosity, fearlessness and humor.

Here’s a clip of the time you sat in with my orchestra Jazz Standard (overcoming the hurdle of playing my horn with MY mouthpiece - pre covid) on Duke Pearson’s “the Phantom” and crushed it.

We love you!

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