May 10th, 2021

I was hanging at the assisted living facility and an elderly Puerto Rican woman came up to me and said, “wisdom is wasted on the old!”

In this issue: Anne E. Johnson stirs our souls with pieces on Sam Cooke and Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Wayne Robins reviews Van Morrison’s Latest Record Project, Volume 1. Ray Chelstowski interviews Marc Ribler, musical director for Steven Van Zandt. Dan Schwartz considers whether to leave audio gear on or off. John Seetoo concludes his story about the early days of digital film sound. I interview Copper’s Cliff Chenfeld, co-founder of indie label Razor & Tie, Kidz Bop and the WonderBus and WonderStruck music festivals. Tom Gibbs dreams of effortless audio streaming, and Andy Schaub has a look at some of the streaming services out there. J.I. Agnew continues his series on legendary tape machines with an interview with Greg Reierson of Rare Form Mastering. Jay Jay French offers an appreciation of British rockers the Move.

Rudy Radelic continues his series on the jazz side of composer Henry Mancini. I look at Octave Records’ latest release, the Audiophile Masters, Volume 1 compilation. Stuart Marvin spotlights the roles of the other two members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell in particular. Russ Welton talks with musician/producer/engineer Tom Newman about Mike Oldfield and Tubular Bells, the early days of Virgin Records and more. Russ also looks at the relationship between musical tone and audio systems. Ken Sander gets revved up and takes in a JVC Jazz Festival. Wendell Diller of Magnepan asks: how can manufacturers connect with customers in today’s world? Our audio/visual department rounds out the issue with cheap entertainment, critical listening from Peter Xeni, a little traveling music from James Whitworth and a prickly Parting Shot.

Van Morrison’s Latest Record Project, Volume 1

Van Morrison’s new album is Latest Record Project, Volume 1…

A Perspective on Streaming Services

If you use the Internet to listen to music and…

Octave Records Releases Audiophile Masters, Volume 1 Compilation

Octave Records has just released its first compilation album, Audiophile…

The Newport / JVC Jazz Festival and “Technomania”

It was 1996 when Bob Guccione was watching The Cable…

Marc Ribler: Musical Director and Solo Artist Extraordinaire

The late Joe Guercio was the musical director and conductor…

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: The Other Two Guys

The rock music biz has had its fair share of…

The Dawn of Digital and Film Sound Sync: Tales from the ’80s, Part Two

In Part One (Issue 135), we reviewed the history of…

Cliff Chenfeld: From Razor & Tie to Kidz Bop and Beyond

We are proud to have Cliff Chenfeld as a Copper contributor.…

Tone Tasting

Previously we have briefly considered just the tip of the…

On or Off?

Should you leave your hi-fi gear on or turn it…

Our Staff

Staff Writers: J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay…

An Appreciation of the Move

As the COVID epidemic winds down (hopefully soon) this time…

Sam Cooke: Legendary Soul

Sam Cooke was only two years old in 1933 when…

The Giants of Tape, Part Three

In Part One (Issue 134), J.I. Agnew profiled the legendary…

The Jazz Side of Henry Mancini, Part Two

We left off our last survey of the jazz side…

Arrangements of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons is one of the most-recorded works in…

Critical Listening

Dreaming…of Effortless DSD Streaming!

Last issue I wrote about finally figuring out how to…

The Virtual Audio Dealer

Wendell Diller is the marketing manager for Magnepan. Located in…

Engineer/Producer Tom Newman: From Virgin Records to Tubular World and Beyond

The birth of Virgin Records, the recording of Mike Oldfield’s…

The Nice Price

  The McIntosh CR 4 Satellite System Control. Per Steve…

A Little Traveling Music

Point Taken

I met and fell in love with this succulent at…
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