WELCOME TO CYMBAL SOUNDS OF THE MASTERS

This educational video series will trace the cymbal selections of the great drummers from Gene, Max, Philly and Elvin, up to the present day with drummers such as Steve Gadd, Terri Lyne Carrington, Eric Harland, Bill Stewart, among many others. Throughout this evolution, you will find that the music drove the sound, and it still does.

Each episode will include a discussion of the music, sound, and process that went into making the choice come alive.

Join us as we take you on a cymbal sound journey that will honor the past, shape the present, and imagine the future.

EPISODE 1:  THE LEGENDS

Artists Featured:  Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Papa Jo Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Cozy Cole
Hosted by:  Steve Houghton
Featuring:  Leon Chiapinni (Head Cymbal Tester, Zildjian) and Paul Francis (Dir. of Cymbal Innovation, Zildjian)

EPISODE 2:  STEVE GADD

In this episode of Cymbal Sounds of the Masters, Aaron Jackson, Zildjian's Manager of Drum Set Education sits down with the legendary Steve Gadd while on tour with Chick Corea to discuss what goes into Steve's cymbal selection.

EPISODE 3:  ERIC HARLAND

In this episode of Cymbal Sounds of the Masters, Aaron Jackson, Zildjian's Manager of Drum Set Education sits down with Eric Harland before his 2017 Berklee Artist-Residence performance.

EPISODES COMING SOON

  • Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Adam Nussbaum
  • Ulysses Owens, Jr.
  • Bill Stewart