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  • RVG and the Blue Note Sound

    Thanks to Jonathan H. for forwarding the link to this article!
    Thanks to a forensic attention to detail, sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio was instrumental in creating the legendary Blue Note sound.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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  • #2
    This was a good read and a good video interview with RVG.
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    • #3
      Really enjoyable. Thanks for posting Myles.
      "I'm...a rather simple person with a limited talent and perhaps a limited perspective"...Bill Evans

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      • #4
        Absolutely enjoyable! Thanks Myles!


        • #5
          Delightful and informative! Thanks Myles!
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          • #6
            Great Read! Thanks Myles
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