The most important cymbals are the ones you use the most.
In jazz ,it's normally a ride cymbal followed high hat or if your Bill Stewart, 2 more ride cymbals.
99% of the time ,I'm riding a ride cymbal with maybe a bell bell lick here and there.
Crash cymbals and miscellaneous specialties not so...
Makes you wonder how folks can buy ride cymbals sight unseen over the internet without playing them first.
I've played cymbals that on paper looked to be just killer, only to discover they kind of sucked in real life.
Had that happen to me on a used 22 inch Sabian Manhattan jazz ride that was...
I had a friend who was a trumpet player that turned me onto Don Ellis Big Band goes Underground .(having the rhythm broken down on the back of the album cover made me go WTF?)
I didn't get it until I started to understand odd meters hanging around with him and Colaiuta.
I really got into DE when...
You know when you've got it down is when you can sync rolls with other drummers.
I remember the first time our snare drum line achieved this nirvana.
I also remember watching my first drum corps prelim show in Chicago and hearing one of the lines flub up and get ticked for it.
I played drum corp...