July 17th, 2022

    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


    Richie Furay: Buffalo Springfield and Poco Founder Gets Back In the Country

    In the promotional trailer for the forthcoming documentary on the…

    Talking With Larry Jaffee of Making Vinyl, Part One

    Copper contributor Larry Jaffee is the co-founder of Making Vinyl,…

    Back to My Reel-to-Reel Roots, Part 19: Reports of Its Demise Are Premature 2

    (Please note that this installment relates directly to the previous…

    Hooked on Earworms

    “An earworm is a song or melody that keeps repeating…

    Audio Art in NYC: Devon Turnbull’s Listening Exhibition

    While browsing around Steve Guttenberg’s The Audiophiliac channel on YouTube,…

    When Domestic Bliss is an Audio Miss

    When you walk into my apartment you stroll past the…

    AES Europe Spring 2022, Part Three

    (Copper Issue 166 featured coverage of AES Europe Spring 2022…


    Writing memoirs is a strange process. I have written 60-plus…

    Paul Butterfield: Rockin’ the Blues

    Have harmonica, will rock. That could have been Paul Butterfield’s…

    Pilgrimage to Sturgis, Part 25

    “Ever been married, Evelyn?” I asked her over breakfast. “Yeah,…

    Around the World In 80 Lathes, Part 17

    In the previous episode (Issue 166), we looked at the…

    Toshiko Akiyoshi: Founder of Big Band’s Rebirth

    When one thinks of women in the big band era,…

    The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society Visits Sunny Components

    I first met Sunil Merchant at T.H.E. Show in 2021,…

    Reconsider Baby: Elvis, the Movie

    Among other things, Elvis Presley invented the rock ’n’ roll…

    Getting the Most from an A/V Receiver: Yamaha’s Web Editor SetUp Tool, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 166), we briefly covered some of…

    Cats and Dogs…Well, Mostly Cats (Part Two)

    (Cat haters might want to hit the “Next” button, but…

    Why I Quit Buying New Vinyl

    Vinyl is a medium which my opinion is torn on.…

    The Exotic Sounds of Madagascar

    Most people’s knowledge of Madagascar comes from nature documentaries or…

    Saturday Night in San Francisco on 180-Gram LP and SACD from Impex Records

    In the mid-seventies, Al Di Meola was a young, hotshot…

    A Hard Day’s Night

    Experimental Musician Billy Yfantis Explores Intergalactic Sounds

    Recently, I caught up with virtual space traveler, traverser of…

    Eico Eico

    An Eico HF-81 integrated amplifier. With restoration, this unassuming circa…

    Bottled Up

    Play It Like You Mean It

    Charlie Parker said, “If you don’t live it, it won’t…
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