Issue 91

Opening Salvo: August Heat
Welcome to Copper #91! Having left the relatively-balmy temps of the Bay area and returned to the high-altitude frying pan of...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Hall Sounds
Late this May I fulfilled a longstanding wish—to attend Choral Evensong at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. Director Stephen Cleobury retired...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Mystery of The Making, Redux
I never think about how mysterious the process of contemporary record making is, or was, to the people who buy...
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The Audio Cynic: The Long Goodbye
Over the last few years of writing this column, I've had to write "RIP" in titles several times as friends...
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Quibbles and Bits: Sounds Good to Me
What attributes should an item of equipment in a sound reproduction chain possess in order to meet the objectives of...
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Twisted Systems: So You Think You Love The White Album?
Probably not as much as Rutherford Chang. This is how I first heard about a collection of the Beatles’ White...
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Vintage Whine: Paper
It's everywhere. We take it for granted, blow our noses on it, wipe.... and yet, paper has been a vital...
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Music'al Notes: Budapest
I was sitting on a bidet in Budapest, thinking of Sam Tellig. Sam had told me about the Gellert baths...
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Off the Charts: Steve Winwood & the Spencer Davis Group
It was 1963 in Birmingham, UK, when guitarist/songwriter Spencer Davis convinced Muff Winwood and his little brother Steve, only 14...
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Revolutions Per Minute: The Sound of Recorded Music
Different time periods in history are associated with particular architectural trends, building techniques and construction materials, different stages of technological...
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Music to My Ears: Django, Act 5
On January 29, 1947, Django Reinhardt landed in New York. Because of poor communications, Django was a late add to...
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Trading Eights: Billy Taylor: Eight Great Tracks
Pianist and composer Billy Taylor (1921-2010) grew up in Washington, DC, where he took classical piano lessons with a man...
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To Be Determined: Five New Releases, No Losers
[Starting in this issue---well, right here, right now---I'm pleased to welcome Tom Gibbs' record reviews to Copper. Tom has reviewed...
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Featured: The California Audio Show Part 1
The Ninth California Audio Show took place July 26-28 at the Hilton Oakland Airport, which has been the hosting venue...
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In My Room: A Turntable of my Own, Part 2
[Part 1 of this story was featured in Copper #90---Ed.] Here we see the finished laminated fiberglass plinth sitting atop...
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