Written by Frank Doris

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I’ve spent way too much time at Club 19 lately, and plan to be back to writing next issue. Thank you, Copper staff members for your support and for making my job as editor so much easier while sweating out the last two issues.


In this issue: J.I. Agnew takes another look at Lyrec record cutting lathes. Harris Fogel has the first of a two-part report and photo essay on the New York Audio Show 2022. John Seetoo concludes his interview with mastering engineer Piper Payne. Ray Chelstowski interviews Steven Page, solo artist and formerly of Barenaked Ladies. Roy Hall tells us about some of his neighbors. Ken Kessler gets his reel-to-reel hackles up. Russ Welton offers his take on a different kind of retail therapy. Adrian Wu reviews the AudioNautes reissue of Jazz at the Pawnshop – on reel-to-reel.

Rudy Radelic enjoys some jazz from Horizon Records, A&M Records’ subsidiary label. B. Jan Montana takes a deep breath in his pilgrimage to Sturgis. Reader Tom Lane asks: what if Elvis had lived? Andrew Daly talks with Richard X. Heyman about his new 67,000 Miles an Album. Jeff Weiner thinks the 1950s was the best decade for popular music. Ted Shafran concludes his series on desert island classical music. Anne E. Johnson hears the future of classical piano in Sarah Cahill, and tries to pin down the elusive Del-Vikings. We conclude the issue with a hush, an unholy racket, wordless expression, and finger-pointing.

Staff Writers:

J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, 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, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Jack Flory, Harris Fogel, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, David Snyder, 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, Steve Rowell

Frank Doris

Paul McGowan

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 – FD

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