Opening Salvo

    Sitting Down and Listening

    Issue 167

    We are pleased to say that audio reviewer and photographer Howard Kneller has launched a YouTube channel called “The Listening Chair.” Howard is a regular contributor to Copper and his work has appeared in publications including The SoundStage! Network and Sound & Vision. He’s traveled the world and you can enjoy his audio adventures by clicking on this link.

    In this issue: Roy Hall is back, and he has memoirs. Anne E. Johnson finds much to admire in the music of blues giant Paul Butterfield and the decades-long career of jazz pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. J.I. Agnew has a look at more record cutting lathe artisans. Tom Gibbs has an in-depth look at the new Saturday Night in San Francisco album, featuring guitarists John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucia. B. Jan Montana encounters an extraordinary woman. Tim Riley reviews the new Elvis movie featuring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. I interview Copper contributor Larry Jaffee of the industry trade organization Making Vinyl. Ken Kessler keeps on plugging when it comes to reel-to-reel decks.

    Harris Fogel visits the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society. John Seetoo covers the Audio Engineering Society’s Europe Spring 2022 convention. Jay Jay French tells us when domestic bliss is an audio miss. Audio meets fine art when Tom Methans attends Devon Turnbull’s listening exhibition. Steve Kindig visits the music of Madagascar. Ray Chelstowski talks with Buffalo Springfield and Poco founding member Richie Furay about his new album. Rudy Radelic isn’t buying new vinyl. Andrew Daly interviews experimental musician Billy Yfantis. Russ Welton gets more out of Yamaha’s online receiver setup utility. Rich Isaacs is fond of cats (and dogs). The Mindful Melophile Don Kaplan can’t get earworms out of his head. The issue concludes with some bottled up feelings, a hard day’s night, a system that has everything, and some big horns.

    Staff Writers:

    J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, 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, Andrew Daly, 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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