Fantasy Ships 10 New Stereo SACDs to Jazz Fans [HFR]

Fantasy Records released their second group of 10 Hybrid Stereo SACDs today. The discs were originally scheduled for release last week but were moved back one week earlier this month.

The new Super Audio CDs are in stock and available for purchase from several of the web stores that carry audiophile recordings. In addition, one audiophile specialist is offering a “package deal” for jazz fans who plan to purchase all 10 of today’s releases at once.

Today’s 10 New SACDs
The second wave of ten Super Audio CDs from Fantasy once again dips into their catalog material with releases from artists including Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Leo Kottke, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Pepper and Sonny Rollins on the jazz side of the house. It also includes Isaac Hayes’ classic soundtrack recording from the movie “Shaft” on a one disc package (vs. the original 2 disc release).

All of the discs are Hybrid Layer Stereo SACDs that feature SACD Stereo and CD Stereo versions of the music on each album. They are playable on SACD, CD and SACD compatible DVD Video players. Here’s today’s release list from Fantasy:

  • Cannonball Adderley Quintet – In San Francisco (Riverside RISA-1157-6)
  • Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane – Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (New Jazz NJSA-8276-6)
  • Miles Davis Quintet – Relaxin’ (Prestige PRSA-7129-6)
  • Eric Dolphy – Out There (New Jazz NJSA-8252-6)
  • Wynton Kelly Trio & Quartet – Kelly Blue (Riverside RISA-1142-6)
  • Leo Kottke – 6 and 12-String Guitar (Takoma TSA-6053-6)
  • The Quintet (Parker/Gillespie/Powell/Mingus/Roach) – Jazz at Massey Hall (Debut DSA-124-6)
  • Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics (Contemporary CSA-7568-6)
  • Sonny Rollins – Tenor Madness (Prestige PRSA-7047-6)
  • Isaac Hayes – Shaft (Stax SXSA-88002-6)

    The 10 new Hybrid Stereo SACDs from the Fantasy Records vaults are now available from several web sites that carry Super Audio CDs including Acoustic Sounds, Elusive Disc and Music Direct. They are also available as Special Order items from the Red Trumpet web site.

    A Package Deal
    In one of our earlier stories on the Fantasy SACD Reissue Series, I noted that the discs have been very strong sellers at Acoustic Sounds. With that in mind, owner Chad Kassem is offering jazz fans a package deal price of $165 when all 10 of the Super Audio CDs are ordered together. Since each disc usually sells at their store for $17.99 each, that’s a deal worth looking at when considering how many of the discs to pick up.