Table of Contents – Issue 186

Table of Contents – Issue 186

Written by Frank Doris

As noted in the last issue, Copper’s gone to a new web platform. Though there’s still a bit of a learning curve, we’ve worked out a lot of the kinks (in my case, while listening to the new The Journey, Part 1 collection by the Kinks). For example, hyperlinks now appear in blue, you can now click on the images in the Table of Contents page to get to the articles, and the Download PDF button works, although the navigation and formatting need tweaking. (Click on the Download PDF button, then right-click inside the PDF when it appears, and click on Save As to get an HTML page on your desktop.) We continue to work hard on making this and other aspects of Copper as good as they can be.

In this issue: I cover Octave Records’ latest, the jazz-flavored Bishop’s Lair by the Tom Amend Octet. Rudy Radelic continues his series on CTI Records with a listen to the label’s prominent keyboard players. As part of our article exchange program with Germany’s FIDELITY magazine, we present a tour of Wilson Audio. Adrian Wu has more confessions of a tube collector. Andrew Daly interviews Australian guitar alchemist Luke Stamenkovich. Tom Methans has something to say about today’s concert ticket pricing. Jeff Weiner takes another tour through Arizona's' Musical Instrument Museum. 

Anne E. Johnson explores the chamber music of Gioachino Rossini, and digs jazz bass master Christian McBride. Howard Kneller gets comfortable in The Listening Chair with the xDuoo TA-30 headphone amp/DAC. Our Mindful Melophile Don Kaplan enjoys more music for solo and duo artists. Steven Bryan Bieler has tips for stereo buying for audio newbies, while J.I. Agnew conducts an audio crime scene investigation. Tom Gibbs attempts to improve SACD playback with an inexpensive device. The issue concludes with a meeting of the minds, singin’ in the studio, and parallel lines.

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, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

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