Label: The Electric Recording Company – ERC042S / New Jazz Label (NJLP 8225) 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl – AAA 100% Analogue
150 Copies Limited Edition – Mastered from the First Generation Analogue Master Tapes
Iconic ” Holy Grail ” Recordings
Out of Print! Only a few copies available! Get your copy before it goes away!
Yes, $859 is a great deal of money for a single record, but considering what an original costs and that this superb sounding reissue is limited to 150 copies and ERC promises to never press more, it too is likely to appreciate in value over time.
Michael Fremer Sound 9/10 Music 110/10 www.analogplanet.com
” Holy Grail ” recordings by the most revered classical performers -.Sound Investments
At last, collectors, connoisseurs and audiophiles alike can enjoy these enduringly desirable, yet for so long elusive recordings as they were originally intended to be heard, seen and savoured; and without having to re-mortgage their houses to enjoy the privilege.
ERC as it’s known, reissues only from analog tape using a restored all-tube playback and cutting chain, reproducing the cover art with startling accuracy to the original. Most of what ERC reissues are long out of print, highly collectible and expensive to buy recordings.The reissues, pressed in limited numbers, quickly sell out and become collector’s items themselves.Yes, they are expensive but far less so than the originals, and sonics are superb. Whenever I bring one of the Kogans to in-store events, inevitably, a few people upon hearing, want to buy Michael Fremer Analogue Planet
“The Electric Recording Co. has reached a new standard in terms of simple but exceptional sound and reproduction. It cannot be bettered” Record Collector
“It’s not only the music thats extraordinary: the sound is warm, textured, gorgeously nuanced. Save for a few little crackles here and there, it’s perfect” The Observer
“Sadly it is the most expensive record in my collection. Happily it is also by far the best, by any definition of the word that one could choose” Art Dudley – Stereophile
“The Electric Recording Co. records are physically and sonically stunning” Michael Fremer – Analogplanet
“You know you’re in the presence of perfectionism squared” The Economist
“The warmth and clarity of sound can be heard the moment the needle drops into the groove” Diplomat Magazine
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. This is not an album of ballads. The quiet aspect of Kenny is not silent, nor is it dead. But even on “Lotus Blossom”, which in any man’s book is up-tempo, the playing is quiet. And more impoetantly the feeling is quiet. Mere tempo like mere volume, is no indication of feeling. The album you’ar about to hear, or are hearing, is a reflection of mood. 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 percent cotton paper on card.
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, November 13th 1959
ERC will not undertake a repress of any release at any future point.