What I'm considering is 8x12, 9x13, 14x16 with double headed bass drum.I don't think the "3 ply" gives you all that much with a concert tom. But I would think the higher pitched sizes like 6, 8 and 10 can give some extra voices to a jazz kit. In essence bongo's. And those were included in some of the old 40's and 50's kits. I'm not sure what you'd do with the larger sizes though. You might be able to get by with 12 and 13 tuned higher. ???
I had a friend, a true be-bopper (born in 1935) who had a spare kit he would occasionally bring ( was a Yellowish Ludwig concert tom probably 12/14/20) and I can still hear the gig that day.. afternoon jazz inside as usual (Pittsburgh)Are concert toms suitable for various styles other than pop and rock? Jazz for instance?
I am wondering about '70s 3-ply Slingerlands.
I enjoyed that very much!And of course you have the father of Concert Tom kits..
who never played a gig without a Concert tom set ( 99.8%)
Can hear him all day long on youtube.
He is/ was one-of a kind
A Jazz standard --->
So it's how you/judicious use of the toms...
bass and snare (cymbals) are stock pretty much
(double-word DFO score use of word "judicious"
Ha , have you seen the concert tom Craviotto Kit ... ???There's something appealing to me about a person with concert toms, like they've decided with such conviction the sound they want that they've removed any possibilities for another option. No cut-out bottom heads for them. Pretty gutsy.