• 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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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 concerto. As well as bringing Elgar’s Cello Concerto 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. Her tutor, the eminent Mstislav Rostropovich is said to have removed the work from his own repertoire after hearing his students performance. On listening, one is astounded by Du Pre’s heartfelt playing; her poise, superb control and faultless technique is apparent throughout. Sadly Du Pre would only continue to play for another 8 years following this release after being struck down with Multiple Sclerosis.

On side two the great Dame Janet Baker features with Elgars “Sea Pictures”. The definitive vocal performance from perhaps the UK’s most revered mezzo soprano; a fitting debut for ERC’s premier vocal release.

Original master tapes.

Original master tape (detail).

(Letter press rear sleeve plate).

Detail of ERC rear sleeve.

ERC and original sleeve comparison.