Thread: Jazz ride?
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:12 PM
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Default Re: Jazz ride?

My 22" Constantinople is my favorite for small combo jazz. I wouldn't use it with a big band or in any higher-volume situation, though.

It articulates nicely, has a beautiful, controlled wash and a nice trace of trashiness. I love the way it opens up when you lean into it with the shoulder of the stick on the bow, to bring the dynamics up a bit. And it crashes great. It's the wide palette of sounds you can get across that whole spectrum from ping to wash that I love about it.

Not to say it can't do other things, but I think to really appreciate it, you have to be playing the right kind of music.
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