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Capri Releases Mark Masters Ensembles Tribute to Gary McFarland in SACD Stereo

A tribute to the music of Gary McFarland is the latest Hybrid Stereo Super Audio CD release from Capri Records. Entitled Wish Me Well: Reflections on Gary McFarland, the album is presented by the American Jazz Institute and finds a host of jazz stars playing arrangements of McFarland’s music done by Mark Masters. read more…

Dai Kimura and Andrew York Partner in California Breeze Stereo SACD from Japan

Japanese Guitarist Dai Kimura has teamed up with Andrew York on a Hybrid Stereo Super Audio CD from Sony Music Japan International. California Breeze is Kimura’s fourth album and the third that Sony Music Japan has released as a Stereo SACD. read more…

Universal Music Adds Moody Blues and Al Di Meola to SACD Release List for September

Super Audio CDs from the Moody Blues and Al Di Meola headline a series of Surround Sound SACDs scheduled for release by Universal Music Group and the record labels they distribute in September. The new entries bring to 12 the number of new Super Audio CDs that Universal Music and the labels it distributes will be bringing to the market in the months of August through October. read more…

Chesky Announces Plans to Move to An All Super Audio CD Release Schedule in 2007

David Chesky, the owner of Chesky Records, has announced plans to convert the New York-based audiophile label’s releases to Single Inventory Super Audio CDs starting in August 2007. The news comes on the heels of the label’s new New York Sessions series of Jazz recordings which will be released as Hybrid Layer Surround Sound SACDs starting this month on August 15th. read more…

Cala Records Releases Relaxing SACD Surround Sound Music With Baby Cello Album

U.K. based Cala Records has released an album of relaxing music entitled Baby Cello as a Surround Sound Super Audio CD. Baby Cello features 13 instrumental selections that are performed by the London Cello Orchestra – a group of 24 Cello Players from well known orchestras based in the U.K. read more…

Soundtrack from The Punisher Comes to Super Audio CD

The Soundtrack from The Punisher has been released as a 5.1 Surround Sound Super Audio CD. This new SACD release comes from Perseverance Records, a small record label based in Burbank, California that is dedicated to issuing movie soundtracks in CD – and now SACD disc formats. read more…

Chesky New York Sessions Jazz SACDs to Begin Appearing in August

Chesky Records is launching a new series of Super Audio CD releases that will begin appearing in music stores in August. Titled the “New York Sessions”, the releases will be taken from recording sessions at the St. read more…

Sinatra Big Band Tribute with John Pizzarelli Arrives in SACD Surround Sound

Telarc’s July Super Audio CD release is the long-awaited Big Band Tribute to the songs of Frank Sinatra. The new album entitled Dear Mr. Sinatra is the first album recorded with the Super Audio Center’s 32 Track Sonoma Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Workstation. read more…

Opus 3 Releases Surround Sound Super Audio CD by David Wilczewski

Dave Wilczewski, a member of the group Vital Information, is highlighted on the latest Surround Sound Super Audio CD release from Opus 3 Records entitled Room In The Clouds. As with recent Opus 3 SACD releases, Room In The Clouds is a Single Inventory Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD with the SACD disc serving as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

High Note Brings Out Two More Stereo SACD Jazz Collections for $9.98

High Note Records in New York continues their Hybrid Stereo SACD “midline” jazz collections with two more entries. The fifth and sixth Super Audio CDs in this series each feature 10 tracks from the High Note Records Jazz Catalog at the bargain list price of just $9.98 each. read more…

Kraftwerks Minimum-Maximum 2 Disc Live Set Released in SACD Surround Sound

EMI Capitol in Europe has released Kraftwerk’s Minimum-Maximum album as a Hybrid Surround Sound Super Audio CD. The new edition of this live album of the 4 member electronic music group features a number of the group’s best known material, including the 1970’s hit single “Autobahn”, in a 2 disc set. read more…

Girl Talk and Ian Shaws Songs of Joni Mitchell Available in SACD Surround Sound

Linn Records has released new Surround Sound Super Audio CD albums featuring Ian Shaw and the Girl Talk revue. According to Linn, both discs are doing quite well and at last check, the Ian Shaw Super Audio CD was actually sold out in its first production run! read more…

Count Basie Orchestra Live In Japan Album Released in SACD Surround Sound

Basie Is Back, a newly recorded album by the Count Basie Orchestra is now available as a Hybrid Layer Surround Sound Super Audio CD. The album has been released by Eighty-Eight’s, the Japanese Jazz label that specializes in audiophile recordings. read more…

HE 2006: Telarc Releases Round Up and Brecker Brothers in SACD Surround and Presents LAGQ Live

HE 2006: Telarc used this weekend’s HE 2006 show to launch their two newest SACDs: a newly created Surround Sound edition of the classic Round Up album featuring Frankie Laine and Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and a Surround Sound SACD entitled Some Skunk Funk by the Brecker Brothers with several jazz all stars and the WDR Big Band recorded live at Leverkusener Jazztage. read more…

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