Table of Contents – Issue 198

Table of Contents – Issue 198

Written by Frank Doris

“Wo-oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?” Issue 198 is the 100th issue of Copper I’ve edited. Whoa! I want to thank all the wonderful people on the Copper staff who have provided inspiration, encouragement, constructive criticism, life advice, moral support, friendship – and such exceptional writing and artwork. And of course, Copper’s readers, who I consider to be an extended family. I thank everyone profusely for helping us get to such a monumental milestone.

If the opening lyric doesn’t ring a bell (I’m sure it does for many of you), it’s a line from “Uncle John’s Band” by the Grateful Dead, asking a question that gets no less weighty as time goes on.

In this issue: I interview world-renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidović about her new Octave Records release, Ana Vidović Live at Hampden Hall. Wayne Robins chronicles the Invasion of the Steely Dan Stans. Anne E. Johnson covers the career of jazz pianist Marian McPartland. J.I. Agnew looks at how records are made. FIDELITY magazine pays a visit to Swiss loudspeaker manufacturer Piega. Rich Isaacs’ musical journey starts with a 45. Steven Bryan Bieler listens to an indestructible audio component.

Tom Gibbs has a tutorial on SACD and DSD ripping. John Seetoo revisits his interview series with June Millington of groundbreaking female rock group Fanny. Jay Jay French is mesmerized by blues guitarist Albert King. Ken Kessler revisits his reel-to-reel roots. Professor Larry Schenbeck ponders Henry Purcell’s opera King Arthur. Alón Sagee attends a life-changing classical concert. We wrap up the issue with wedding belle blues, the healing power of music, portable audio, and an unexpected opening. 

Staff Writers:
J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Steve Kindig, Ted Shafran, Bob Wood

“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

Parting Shots:
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Frank Doris

Frank Doris

Paul McGowan

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 – FD


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