• 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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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.