He traveled to New Jersey with his Hammond Trio (Tom Klein, guitar and Chris Strik, drums) and vocalist Charlotte Coppola.
Rob was inspired by his musical heroes Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter and ... Jimmy Smith who actually recorded at that same studio, playing the same Hammond B3, exactly 50 years earlier.
The cooperation with Rudy Van Gelder who was well over eighty at the time, worked very well. With ‘Englewood Cliffs Sessions’ Rob released a traditional Hammond soul/jazz album and reached Hammond fans all over the world.
Rudy Van Gelder commented in the liner notes:
“This session was unusual, the musicians came from The Netherlands, but the music comes from here, from the Blue Note tradition that I helped create in my studio. Rob Mostert and his Dutch Organ Group added their own elements to the music and the results are fresh and exciting”.
The repertoire was performed live as ‘Heartbeat of the Hammond’ in clubs and cheaters.