• Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 in C Minor

    Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 in C Minor

    Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the last symphony that the composer completed in full (he died before the final movement of the Symphony No. 9 was finished).

    This special interpretation by Carl Schuricht with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra represents Bruckner’s 8th in its true unrivalled glory.

  • Music for Viola & Cello Played By Herbert Downes & Jacqueline Du Pre

    Music for Viola & Cello Played By Herbert Downes & Jacqueline Du Pre

    Jacqueline Du Pre was born in Oxford and commenced learning the cello at the age of five with Alison Dalrymple, she then went on to study with William Pleeth at the age of ten. Only five years later she was enrolled to the Casals Master Class at Zermatt, Switzerland. She made her formal début at the Wigmore Hall in March 1961 accompanied by Ernest Lush. It was her concerto début in March 1962 at the Royal Festival Hall, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto that propelled her career into the stratosphere – bringing spontaneous critical enthusiasm followed by global recognition.

  • Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Mazurkas Favorites

    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.

  • Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Nocturnes Favorites

    Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Nocturnes Favorites

    Yura Guller was born in 1895 in Marseille, France. She started to learn the piano at the age of five, giving recitals at a very early age before enrolling at the Paris Conservatoire at just nine years old. It is here that she studied under Isidor Philipp, a tutor of impeccable pedigree having studied with Camille Saint-Saëns, Théodore Ritter & Georges Amadée St. Claire Mathias (himself a direct pupil of Frédéric Chopin).

  • Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 in D Minor

    Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 in D Minor

    Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 was written between 1893-1896 and was to be his last, the final movement remaining unfinished at point of his death in 1896. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is both unique and complex in style presenting the listener with many different patterns and themes, traits that can be found in nearly all of Bruckner’s Symphonies. Monumental in its form and design, a vast orchestral canvas and soundscape providing fertile ground for experimentation and harmonic counterpoint. It ranks as one of the most innovative symphonies to be composed in the 19th Century.

Page 1 of 6 Next

ERC024 Jackie McLean Quintet - Lights Out!

“Lights Out” was Jackie McLean’s debut album for Prestige Records (PRLP 7035) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in January 1956 and released in June the same year. As the title suggests the session was recorded in the studio with the lights dimmed, both to help relax the musicians and create the atmosphere of an early hours laid back club jam.  This live vibe is perfectly captured on the recording; McLean’s playing is both fluid, effortless and has great depth.

McLean was born in 1931 in New York City; with his father playing guitar in The Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra he was introduced to jazz from an early age.  Following his fathers death in 1939 his musical education was extended informally to a number of different teachers; including  jazz greats such as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell and Charlie Parker.  During High School he also played in a band with Sonny Rollins and Kenny Drew. At the age of just 20 McLean featured on a session recorded in October 1951 with Miles Davis & Sonny Rollins, originally released in 1952 as two 10” LPs on Prestige, then later combined on the famous 1956 LP “Dig” (PRLP 7012). McLean’s  debut release as leader at the age of 25 was “Presenting Jackie McLean “ released on the obscure Ad Lib label (1955).  This early session also included Donald Byrd and Doug Watkins (later to be reunited here again on “Lights Out”).   

McLean later signed to Blue Note records in 1959 where he released a large number of solo albums which established him as a major player from the golden era of Jazz Bop. This album, perhaps an overlooked classic, is an early studio session recording that is an excellent introduction to the distinctive tone of the youthful McLean. Backed by top tier side men including Donald Byrd on trumpet, the outstanding Elmo Hope on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums it really is an essential album for any serious jazz collector.  

The pre-release price of this edition will be £300* and is available to order now directly from our website.

* Post release price may vary subject to availability.

Original tape (side A).



Original tape (B side).


Original sleeve (front).


ERC sleeve (front).


Original sleeve (left) next to ERC sleeve (right).