EmArcy Records

EmArcy Records is a jazz record label founded in 1954 by the American Mercury Records. The name is a phonetic spelling of "MRC", the initials for Mercury Record Company.[1]

EmArcy Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1954 (1954)
FounderMercury Records
Distributor(s)Universal Music Group International
The Island Def Jam Music Group U.S.
GenreJazz, world music
Country of originU.S.

During the 1950s and 1960s, musicians such as Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Cannonball Adderley, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan recorded for EmArcy.[1]

It is today a European jazz label owned by Universal Music Group. The catalogue is managed by the Island Records subsidiary.


Mono 12" LP series (1954–c. 1958)[2]
Catalog number Artist Title
MG 36000 Dinah Washington Dinah Jams
MG 36001 Erroll Garner Contrasts
MG 36002 Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson and Clark Terry Jam Session
MG 36003 Paul Quinichette Moods
MG 36004 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan
MG 36005 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown with Strings
MG 36006 Helen Merrill Helen Merrill
MG 36007 Clark Terry Clark Terry
MG 36008 Clifford Brown and Max Roach Brown and Roach Incorporated
MG 36009 Maynard Ferguson Jam Session featuring Maynard Ferguson
MG 36010 Billy Eckstine I Surrender Dear
MG 36011 Dinah Washington For Those in Love
MG 36012 Lars Gullin Lars Gullin
MG 36013 Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra Midnight at Eddie Condon's
MG 36014 Joe Turner and Pete Johnson Joe Turner and Pete Johnson
MG 36015 Charlie Ventura Jumping with Ventura
MG 36016 Various Artists The Advance Guard of the '40s
MG 36017 Various Artists Trumpet Interlude
MG 36018 Various Artists Alto Altitude
MG 36019 Ralph Gari Ralph Gari
MG 36020 Kitty White A New Voice in Jazz
MG 36021 Maynard Ferguson Maynard Ferguson Octet
MG 36022 Irving Fazola's Dixielanders/George Hartman and his Orchestra New Orleans Express
MG 36023 Various Artists Battle of the Saxes
MG 36024 Herb Geller The Gellers
MG 36025 Joe Gordon Introducing Joe Gordon
MG 36026 Erroll Garner Garnering
MG 3602 Paul Quinichette The Vice "Pres
MG 36028 Dinah Washington After Hours with Miss "D"
MG 36029 Billy Eckstine Blues for Sale
MG 36030 Billy Eckstine The Love Songs of Mr. "B"
MG 36031 James Moody The Moody Story
MG 36032 Lionel Hampton Hamp in Paris
MG 36033 Phil Napoleon's Emperors of Jazz Dixieland Classics
MG 36034 Lionel Hampton Crazy Rhythm
MG 36035 Lionel Hampton Jam Session in Paris
MG 36036 Clifford Brown and Max Roach Clifford Brown and Max Roach
MG 36037 Clifford Brown and Max Roach Study in Brown
MG 36038 Various Artists Boning Up the 'Bones
MG 36039 Clifford Brown All Stars Best Coast Jazz
MG 36040 Herb Geller The Herb Geller Sextette
MG 36041 Mal Fitch Mal Fitch
MG 36042 Eddie Heywood Eddie Heywood
MG 36043 Cannonball Adderley Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
MG 36044 Maynard Ferguson Dimensions
MG 36045 Herb Geller Herb Geller Plays
MG 36046 Maynard Ferguson Maynard Ferguson's Hollywood Party
MG 36047 Terry Gibbs Terry Gibbs
MG 36048 Various Artists Vol. 1 – The Jazz Giants
MG 36049 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: The Piano Players
MG 36050 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Reeds, Pt. 1
MG 36051 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Reeds, Pt. 2
MG 36052 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Folk Blues
MG 36053 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Brass
MG 36054 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Modern Swedes (not released?)
MG 36055 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Dixieland
MG 36056 Gerry Mulligan Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet
MG 36057 Helen Merrill Helen Merrill with Strings
MG 36058 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan in the Land of Hi-Fi
MG 36059 Lars Gullin Lars Gullin with the Moretone Singers
MG 36060 Georgie Auld In the Land of Hi-Fi with Georgie Auld and His Orchestra
MG 36061 John Williams The John Williams Trio
MG 36062 Max Brüel Cool Bruel
MG 36063 Cannonball Adderley Julian Cannonball Adderley and Strings
MG 36064 Terry Gibbs Vibes on Velvet
MG 36065 Dinah Washington Dinah!
MG 36066 Jimmy Cleveland Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars
MG 36067 Blue Stars of France Lullaby of Birdland
MG 36068 Kitty White Kitty White
MG 36069 Erroll Garner Erroll
MG 36070 Clifford Brown and Max Roach Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
MG 36071 Various Artists The Jazz Giants: Drum Role
MG 36072 Joe Saye Scotch on the Rocks
MG 36073 Dinah Washington Dinah Washington in the Land of Hi-Fi
MG 36074 Patti Page Patti Page in the Land of Hi-Fi
MG 36075 Terry Gibbs Mallets a Plenty
MG 36076 Maynard Ferguson Around the Horn with Maynard Ferguson
MG 36077 Cannonball Adderley In the Land of Hi-Fi with Julian Cannonball Adderley
MG 36078 Helen Merrill Dream of You
MG 36079 Morgana King For You, For Me, Forevermore
MG 36080 Bernard Peiffer Bernie's Tunes
MG 36081 Dick Johnson Music for Swinging Moderns
MG 36082 Pete Rugolo Music for Hi-Fi Bugs
MG 36083 Roy Haynes / Quincy Jones Jazz Abroad
MG 36084 Roy Eldridge Roy's Got Rhythm
MG 36085 Various Artists The Young Ones of Jazz
MG 36086 Various Artists For Jazz Lovers
MG 36087 Various Artists Today Is Bargain Day – A Collection of All Star High Fidelity Recordings
MG 36088 Various Artists The Greatest Stars of Jazz Under One Roof
MG 36089 Sarah Vaughan Sassy
MG 36090 Georgie Auld Dancing in the Land of Hi-Fi
MG 36091 Nat Adderley Introducing Nat Adderley
MG 36092 Paul Bley Paul Bley
MG 36093 Various Artists The Jazz School
MG 36094 Freddie Slack Boogie Woogie on the 88
MG 36095 Jackie Paris Songs by Jackie Paris (not released?)
MG 36096 Thelma Gracen Thelma Gracen
MG 36097 Bill Harris Stompin' at the Savoy
MG 36098 Max Roach Max Roach + 4
MG 36099 Jorgen Ryg Jorgen Ryg Jazz Quartet
MG 36100 Nat Adderley To the Ivy League from Nat
MG 36101 Gerry Mulligan Mainstream of Jazz
MG 36102 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown All Stars
MG 36103 Terry Gibbs Swingin' with Terry Gibbs
MG 36104 Dinah Washington The Swingin' Miss "D"
MG 36105 Bobby Jaspar Bobby Jaspar and His All Stars
MG 36106 Rolf Ericson Rolf Ericson and His American All Stars
MG 36107 Helen Merrill Merrill at Midnight
MG 36108 Max Roach Jazz in ¾ Time
MG 36109 Sarah Vaughan Swingin' Easy
MG 36110 Cannonball Adderley Sophisticated Swing
MG 36111 The Jazz Pickers The Jazz Pickers
MG 36112 Joe Saye A Wee Bit of Jazz
MG 36113 Bill Harris The Harris Touch
MG 36114 Maynard Ferguson Boy with Lots of Brass
MG 36115 Pete Rugolo Out on a Limb
MG 36116 Patti Page The East Side
MG 36117 John Graas Coup de Graas
MG 36118 Lennie Niehaus I Swing for You
MG 36119 Dinah Washington Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller
MG 36120 Stéphane Grappelli Improvisations
MG 36121 Jimmy Raney and George Wallington Swingin' in Sweden
MG 36122 Pete Rugolo Percussion at Work
MG 36123 The Jazz Pickers The Jazz Pickers featuring Red Norvo
MG 36124 Eddie Chamblee Chamblee Music
MG 36125 Ruth Olay Olay!
MG 36126 Jimmy Cleveland Cleveland Style
MG 36127 Max Roach The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker
MG 36128 Terry Gibbs Terry Gibbs Plays the Duke
MG 36129 Billy Eckstine Imagination
MG 36130 Dinah Washington Dinah Sings Bessie Smith
MG 36131 Eddie Chamblee Doodlin'
MG 36132 Max Roach Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene
MG 36133 Buddy Collette Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds
MG 36134 Helen Merrill The Nearness of You
MG 36135 Cannonball Adderley Cannonball's Sharpshooters
MG 36136 Patti Page The West Side
MG 36137 Big Bill Broonzy The Blues
MG 36138 Steve Allen, Terry Gibbs and Gus Bivona Allen's All Stars
MG 36139 Harry Arnold Harry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz!
MG 36140 Max Roach Max Roach + 4 at Newport
MG 36141 Dinah Washington with Terry Gibbs, Max Roach and Don Elliott Newport '58
MG 36142 Cat Anderson Orchestra Cat on a Hot Tin Horn
MG 36143 Pete Rugolo Rugolo Plays Kenton
MG 36144 Max Roach Max Roach with the Boston Percussion Ensemble
MG 36145 Gene Rodgers Jazz Comes to the Astor
MG 36146 Cannonball Adderley Jump for Joy
MG 36147 Joe Saye A Double Shot of Joe Saye
MG 36148 Terry Gibbs More Vibes on Velvet
MG 36149 Dinah Washington The Queen! (not released)
MG 36150 Ramsey Lewis Down to Earth
MG 36151 Franz Jackson and the Original Jass All Stars Jass, Jass, Jass (not released)
MG 36152 Sarah Vaughan No Count Sarah
MG 36153 Jimmy Cleveland A Map of Jimmy Cleveland (not released under this number)
MG 36156 Gene Rodgers Gene Rodgers Plays Richard Rodgers (not released)
MG 36159 Gerry Mulligan A Profile of Gerry Mulligan (not released under this number)
MG 36160 Jimmy Cleveland Rhythm Crazy (not released under this number)
MG 36161 Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (not released under this number)
MG 36162 Pete Rugolo The Music from Richard Diamond


  1. ^ a b "History of Emarcy". Emarcy.com. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. ^ Derived from issue dates given in Neal Umphred Goldmine's Price Guide to Collectible Jazz Albums 1949-69, Iola: WI: Krause, 1994 of the earliest and last items on the list.

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