Opening Salvo

We’re Golden!

Welcome to Copper #50! It’s hard to believe we’ve reached our 50th issue—and thanks to all of you for supporting us, and helping us to reach this milestone. Even more unbelievable is the fact that issue #53 will mark two years for the mag! Tempus fugit, indeed!

The first installment in our series on cables by Galen Gareis with Gautam Raja concludes with part 3 of Time is of the Essence; and we have the second part of  John Seetoo’s interview  with Tom Fineson of Robert Fine and Wilma Cozart Fine, and a  recording/mastering/archival engineer in his own right.

The gang’s all here: Larry Schenbeck looks at and listens to voicesDan Schwartz looks at electronic guitarsRichard Murison examines the peculiar case of “The Japanese Beethoven”Jay Jay French concludes the ‘67 Psychedelic Shootout with a winnerDuncan Taylor records guitar phenom Grayson Erhard (and you really need to see and hear this kid play!); Roy Hall remembers great jazz artists heard in his NYC neighborhood; Anne E. Johnson brings us the intriguing Kenyan group, Yellow Light Machine ; Woody Woodward looks at the amazing legacy of Muscle Shoals producer Rick Hall;  and I take a maybe-last trip to CES, and look at a big batch of old Stereophile magazines.

Anne also contributes Something Old/Something New, with a survey of  recent recordings of Mozart Chamber Music; and Industry News welcomes Qobuz to the US, and regards the return of Circuit City with a head well-shaken, not stirred..

Copper #50 concludes with another classic audio cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a striking Parting Shot from Paul McGowan

We hope you’re still keeping your New Year’s resolutions—especially if one of them is to read every issue of Copper. See you next issue!

Cheers, Leebs.