• ERC041 John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker

    ERC041 John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker

    In 1959 John Lee Hooker was still releasing R&B-influenced electric blues with a rhythm section for Vee Jay Records when he recorded The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker for Riverside Records; a welcome return to his original folk/traditional sound and a great example of one chord blues structure intermixed with Hookers unique vocal style.

  • ERC043 Gioconda De Vito Plays Bach's Violin Concerto and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

    ERC043 Gioconda De Vito Plays Bach's Violin Concerto and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

    By the early 1950’s De Vito was considered as Europe’s No.1 female violinist. Her expressive, improvisatory style of playing, slow vibrato and generous, warm phrasing, conveys a degree of emotional depth rarely encountered.

  • ERC Recreates Iconic Klemperer Beethoven Symphony Cycle Box Set

    ERC Recreates Iconic Klemperer Beethoven Symphony Cycle Box Set

    ERC have commenced the remastering of the complete Beethoven Symphonies and Overtures with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer. These legendary performances are being cut from the original master tapes in stereo over 13 discs on our Lyrec / Ortofon all valve vintage cutting system. For the first time all the Overtures will be included in the set; some of these have never been released in stereo.

  • ERC042M Kenny Dorham ‎– Quiet Kenny

    ERC042M Kenny Dorham ‎– Quiet Kenny

    “Quiet Kenny” was originally released on the New Jazz Label (NJLP 8225) in 1959. Not everything on the set is necessarily ‘quiet’ but the emphasis is on ballads and beauty of the trumpeters tone. Accompanied by pianist Tommy Flanagan bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, Dorham is heard in fine form throughout particularly on “Lotus Blossom”, “My Ideal”, “Alone Together” and “Old Folks”.

  • ERC040S Bill Evans Trio Featuring Scott La Faro ‎– Sunday At The Village Vanguard

    ERC040S Bill Evans Trio Featuring Scott La Faro ‎– Sunday At The Village Vanguard

    There can be few jazz albums more coveted by music lovers and audiophiles alike than Bill Evans Featuring Scott La Faro “Sunday At The Village Vanguard”. Recorded on June 21st 1961 with drummer Paul Motian and just ten days before bassist Scott La Faros’s tragic death in a car accident, this fine trio session represents the summit of the genre.

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Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Mazurkas Favorites

The origins of the Mazurka can be traced back to early Polish folk music and dance. Chopin wrote a total of sixty-nine of them for solo piano during his lifetime, the first of which were composed in 1825 and the last in 1849, the year of his death. Chopin conjured a hybrid of the original Mazurka form in his composition. He maintained some of the rhythmic and repetitive elements of the original Polish folk music format, while harnessing the classical techniques of counterpoint and fugue with enriched chromaticism and harmony. The Mazurkas contained on this disc represent a snapshot of Chopin’s life and journey – from the youthful, exuberant and unselfconscious early compositions to the later, more spiritual, deep and complex forms. Yura Guller is one of the finest exponents and interpreters of Chopin’s piano works of the 20th Century.

Guller performs this recital with an intellectual insight that is unmatched by other players; incredibly sophisticated and perfect in delivery and timing. Rhythmic elements and harmony are beautifully balanced and flow with graceful ease.  Haunting, introspective and thought provoking this disc is an essential addition to the collection of any serious classical music lover.

Original tape (side A).

Original tape (side B) detail.

ERC front sleeve next to original Ducretet Thomson release for comparison.

ERC rear sleeve next to original Ducretet Thomson release for comparison.