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"Without music," a famous philosopher once wrote, "life would be a mistake." The death of a great musician can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember singers, songwriters, composers, instrumentalists and all those who've made their mark in the world of music.
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Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Rudy Van Gelder

Rudy Van Gelder, legendary jazz recording engineer, has died at the age of 91, according to multiple news sources. Blue Note Records spokesman Cem Kurosman said Van Gelder died on Thursday morning at his home in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Van Gelder worked on thousands of jazz recordings including albums by jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. He recorded albums for Blue Note Records, Savoy and Impulse. He was responsible for just about every session...
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The Music Memorial Site includes obituaries and Guest Books from the Legacy.com network of newspaper and funeral home affiliates.

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