• 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.

  • 2018 TAS List includes ERC release

    2018 TAS List includes ERC release

    2018 TAS Super LP List includes ERC’s Mahler 9 Barborolli in the ‘Best Of The Bunch’ section.

  • ERC044 Elgar – Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures – Jacqueline du Pré, Sir John Barbirolli and Dame Janet Baker

    ERC044 Elgar – Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures – Jacqueline du Pré, Sir John Barbirolli and Dame Janet Baker

    Jacqueline Du Pre’s 1965 recording with Sir John Barbirolli and the London Symphony Orchestra is considered by many to be the reference recording of this magnificent conereto. As well as bringing the repertoire to the attention of a mainstream audience it also catapulted the 20 year old Du Pre from a relative unknown to an international star almost overnight.

  • ERC038 John Coltrane - Coltrane

    ERC038 John Coltrane - Coltrane

    A formidable line-up was assembled for this self-titled debut and was recorded in late May at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. As well as featuring Sahib Shihab on Baritone Saxophone and Paul Chambers on Bass, Albert Heath was brought in on Drums and Johnny Splawn on Trumpet. Mal Waldron & Red Garland shared the session on piano across the tracks.

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ERC042M Kenny Dorham ‎– Quiet Kenny

After learning to play trumpet while at high school, Kenny Dorham played in several late 40s big bands, including Lionel Hampton’s and more significantly given his musical leanings, the bop-orientated outfits of Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine. In 1948 he succeeded Miles Davis as trumpeter with Charlie Parker’s quintet, and in 1954 joined Horace Silver in what the first edition of what became Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

Although rightly viewed as one of the outstanding bebop trumpeters, stylistically Dorham’s playing reflected his awareness of the roots of jazz and the blues. Universally admired among his contemporaries Dorham’s death led unfairly to a decline in awareness of his stature as a fine modern musician.

“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”.

Both the mono and stereo versions of this release were cut on our all valve Lyrec equipment at 33rpm. Separate Ortofon mono and stereo tape heads, amplifiers and cutterheads were used respectively. Original master tapes from the Van Gelder studio were used as our source. All type featured on record labels and liner notes have been set in metal and letterpressed. Jackets have been manufactured only by hand using 100 per cent cotton paper on card. Please click here to see the sleeve construction process and here to the letterpressing process.


Original master tapes.

Front sleeve plate with furniture and quoin.

Front sleeve plate with furniture and quoin. 

Front sleeve plate (detail).

Back sleeve type, lead and furniture.

Back sleeve type (detail).

Back sleeve plate with furniture and quoin.