I recently had the honor of attending an event in memory of Art Dudley, who sadly passed away on April 14, 2020. Art was the deputy editor of Stereophile, had a long career as an audio writer and reviewer, and was loved and admired by everyone who knew him, which included almost everyone in the high-end audio industry as well as many musicians, friends and family members. I share the event with readers here.

    Also in this issue: Octave Records announces a landmark recording: renowned cellist Zuill Bailey performing The Complete Bach Cello Suites. Don Kaplan returns with another installment of The Mindful Melophile and more favorite recordings. Tom Gibbs delves into the nitty gritty of using an I2S connection for improved streaming audio sound. Wayne Robins has radio dreams. Anne E. Johnson offers insight into the careers of Erykah Badu, the queen of neo-soul, and trumpeter Art Farmer. John Seetoo continues his survey of the recent AES Show Spring 2021. Rich Isaacs hears music and has some pointed opinions. Adrian Wu looks at the vinyl-making process and a favorite analog recording.

    J.I. Agnew’s Giants of Tape series gets into the rare and renowned Telefunken M15A. B. Jan Montana takes control of his life and Ken Sander makes a transition from Army to civilian life. Russ Welton concludes his interview with film and TV composer and YouTube educator Guy Michelmore, and Ray Chelstowski talks with musician and composer Will Van Dyke as he moves from Broadway to a solo breakout. Rudy Radelic continues his series on under-recognized jazzman Cal Tjader. Copper’s A/V department gets amped up, has a bad hair year, ponders the ephemeral and looks through the eye of the…donkey.

    Staff Writers:

    J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Don Lindich, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, Larry Schenbeck, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, WL Woodward, Adrian Wu

    Contributing Editors:
    Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Harris Fogel, Robert Heiblim, Ken Kessler, Stuart Marvin, Bob Wood

    Cover:
    “Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

    Cartoons:
    James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

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

    Editor:
    Frank Doris

    Publisher:
    Paul McGowan

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    No one. We are free from advertising and subscribing to Copper is free.

     – FD

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