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 Fine, son 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 voices; Dan Schwartz looks at electronic guitars; Richard Murison examines the peculiar case of "The Japanese Beethoven"; Jay Jay French concludes the ‘67 Psychedelic Shootout with a winner; Duncan 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..
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!