Opening Salvo

So Many Holidays!

…and yet, I have to work on Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day AND Ash Wednesday. Life ain’t fair. Anyway…

Welcome to Copper #52!

John Seetoo is back with another interesting interview—this one with Andrea Bass, daughter of Audio Fidelity founder Sid Frey. The intrepid Dan Schwartz takes us with him as he visits his 41st  NAMM show! Anne E. Johnson favors us with a survey of some exquisite recordings of Bach Violin Sonatas.

Among the regulars, this issue kicks off with a phrase from Larry Schenbeck that sounds as though it may have come out of the mouth of Buckaroo Banzai: “Once every year, a year passes!” Sheesh. Larry acknowledges the best classical recordings of the last year by presenting them with awards Ye Olde Editor decrees will be known as The Schenbecks;  Dan Schwartz discusses matters of taste;   Richard Murison looks at the works of American composer Mason Bates; Jay Jay French continues his review of stereo equipment experienced over 40 years, this time looking at amps and preamps ; Duncan Taylor presents more live recordings from the Invisible Audience series; Roy Hall travels to a seedier destination than usual: Rikers Island; Anne E. Johnson is back with the beguiling indie artist, Jesca Hoop Woody Woodward remembers blues great Blind Willie Johnson ; Industry News has some good news, some bad news; and I try to make sense of the world of audio shows and pore over a cool collection of audio ephemera.

Copper #52 wraps up with another classic audio cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a beautiful Parting Shot from Paul McGowan.

Enjoy, and see you next issue!

Cheers, Leebs.