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Interviews

Rudy Van Gelder

By Published: January 30, 2004
AAJ: How long have you been engaged in this project?

RVG: I've made a hundred albums on this RVG series in Japan. I've already done this. I've been working on this since 1998 for the whole year of '98 and now I'm doing the second hundred, as opposed to the relatively small amount for the U.S. So you really can't compare the two.

AAJ: Some have said that these new remasters possess a sound that is warmer and much more akin to the original vinyl. How do you feel about that?

RVG: I was so happy to hear you say that because that's my goal. I really want it to sound like that because that's what Alfred heard. No one heard it off a CD. I want people to hear the music with the warmth and the energy and all the things that Alfred and Francis Wolff put into it. I really feel that I'm commissioned to do that. I'm driven by that. That's exactly what I'm trying to do and if someone says that then they understand what I'm trying to do and that's really gratifying.


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