If you read carefully, he is saying a lot about his techniques and methods, more than I've read in
other interviews. He also clearly states that he was less the "sonics decider" than people think --
that he did what producers asked him to do.
Marc Myers did his usual excellent job conducting the interview and tying in interesting and
informative imagery. Links to next part at the top of each page.
Van Gelder received a Grammy Trustees Award this year, it's worth watching the short video of his
acceptance message. I thought it was very classy, as was this interview.