That legend among recording engineers, notably of countless great albums for Blue Note, and thereafter for CTI, Rudy Van Gelder is to be homoured at the 2012 Grammy Awards. He will be given a Grammy Trustees Award for “Special Merits” alongside the 91-year old composer Dave Bartholomew and a posthumous award for Steve Jobs at a private ceremony the night before the main Grammy awards night, which will be in Los Angeles on Feb 12th.
About damn time. He's only been the best set ears since the 50's. And while I'm at it, how dare anyone put reverb on ANY of his masters in re-release??? Sacrilege!!!!!!!!!!!!!!