• 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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ERC038 John Coltrane - Coltrane

Original master tape (side 1).

Original master tape (side 2).

Mounted front plate.

Front of sleeve on press.

Rear of sleeve type on quoin.

Rear of sleeve on press.

Halftone plate for letterpress printing.


The year 1957 marked the close of a difficult transitional period for John Coltrane. Due to long term problems with substance abuse Coltrane was sacked from the Miles Davies Quintet but this freed him up to be signed as a solo artist by Bob Weinstock of Prestige records for a multiple album deal.

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.

Two of the Coltrane original compositions on the album; “Chronic Blues” and “ Straight Street” reflect his struggle overcoming his addiction but it is on the two featured ballads “Violets For Your Furs” and “While My Lady Sleeps” that Coltrane’s sensitivity shines through in the form unadulterated beauty.

Mastered from the original analogue master tapes in true Mono (a first since the original pressing) and with all artwork given the usual ERC treatment (entirely re-typeset sleeve text, the creation of new plates for the artwork and printed using a 1960 Heidelberg letter press before being folded by hand). ERC has made no compromise in attempting to do justice to this iconic and important jazz masterpiece.