February 28th, 2022

    Sometimes I forget that people actually read this magazine. Just kidding! Copper’s circulation has been rising since its inception and we thank you for reading, commenting, complimenting, criticizing, prodding, participating, and for being the reason why we’re here.

    We are proud to welcome a new writer, Andrew Daly. Andrew is the founder and editor of VWMusic (vmusicrocks.com), a site featuring “music, culture and more,” with interviews, reviews and a lot of other good stuff. Andrew’s favorite artists include KISS, Oasis, ACϟDC, Elvis Presley, Ace Frehley, The Rolling Stones, Rush, and many more.

    In this issue: J.I. Agnew spins more tales of record-cutting lathes. Jay Jay French reviews MJ: The Musical, the new Broadway show about Michael Jackson. Anne E. Johnson looks at the careers of neotraditional country hitmaker Patty Loveless and jazz violinist Regina Carter. I cover Octave Records’ latest release, Hothouse Flower by Scabaret. John Seetoo continues his interview with audio’s Grammy-winning power couple, Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz. Rich Isaacs concludes his series on the inimitable music and culture critic John Wasserman. Alón Sagee ponders the audiophile’s brain. Tom Gibbs checks out the AudioEngine S6 subwoofer and HD4 home music system.

    In a Copper exclusive, Andrew Daly talks with esteemed writer and musician Greg “Ironman” Tate in what, sadly, is Tate’s last interview. Ken Kessler gets into a mystic reel-to-reel mood. Russ Welton has a speaker-shopping myth busted. Ray Chelstowski reviews the new documentary The Beatles And India. Stuart Marvin considers the two sides of keyboardist and sideman extraordinaire Billy Preston. B. Jan Montana meets some philosophical anglers. Don Lindich concludes his CES 2022 show report. Rudy Radelic begins a series on saxman John Klemmer. Tom Methans reflects on the music of Puerto Rico. Andy Schaub visits McGowan Park. The Copper A/V department gets fazed, loses control, encounters timeless elegance, and finds love.

    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, WL Woodward, Adrian Wu

    Contributing Editors:
    Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Andrew Daly, Jack Flory, Harris Fogel, Robert Heiblim, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Andy Schaub, David Snyder, Bob Wood

    Cover:
    “Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

    Cartoons:
    James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

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

    Audio Anthropology Photos:
    Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

    Editor:
    Frank Doris

    Publisher:
    Paul McGowan

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     – FD

    Octave Records Releases Hothouse Flower by Scabaret

    It’s cabaret and beyond for the modern world: Octave Records…

    The Beatles and India: the Documentary

    This year The Beatles: Get Back documentary caught the eye…

    The Two Sides of Billy Preston

    Old-school 45-rpm records have an A- and B-side. The A-side…

    Choosing New Speakers: Not Left on the Shelf

    I have recently written a pair of articles about the…

    Back to My Reel-to-Reel Roots, Part Nine: Who Knew?

    KK finds out that embracing a dormant format is full…

    Michael Jackson and MJ: The Musical

    As Seen Through a Woke Prism As Copper is and…

    John Klemmer, Part One: Saxophone Gold

    Many years ago, more than I care to admit, my…

    The Audiophile’s Brain (Or, Why We Do This)

    Most audiophiles, at one point or another, encounter a skeptic…

    CES 2022, Part Three

    On to the Show Floor! After seeing the offerings from…

    Patty Loveless: Neotraditional Country Hitmaker

    It’s impossible to deny that country music has changed drastically…

    Pilgrimage to Sturgis, Part 15: Dockside Chatter

    As Melody’s dad was delivering the tractor to his son,…

    Around the World in 80 Lathes, Part Seven

    The last episode in this series (in Issue 156) discussed…

    Regina Carter: A New Take on Jazz Violin

    Regina Carter grew up playing classical music: first piano, then…

    McGowan Park

    Based on “MacArthur Park” by Jimmy Webb, as recorded by…

    La Música de Puerto Rico

    By the time this article comes out, I will have…

    John Wasserman, Critic, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 155), we were introduced to the…

    AudioEngine’s New S6 Subwoofer with the HD4 Home Music System

    In Copper Issue 149 I talked about how my personal circumstances…

    Fazed

    Greg Tate, In Memoriam

    In December of 2021, we lost the effervescent, warrior soul…

    Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz: Immersive Audio’s Power Couple, Part Two

    Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz have multiple Grammy Award wins…

    Timeless Elegance

    A stunning Philips GA 312 turntable, circa late 1970s. People…

    Control Freak Out

    Love Sculpture

    Created by artist Laura Kimpton as part of her Monumental…
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