Abraham Buchanan

Cirque Du Soleil

Abraham Buchanan

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2017

Nationality
Mexico

Main Affiliation
Cirque Du Soleil

Website
www.abrahambuchanan.com

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„An artist needs his work tool to express his emotions and PAISTE has given it to me.“

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Biography

Abraham Buchanan was born in Aguascalientes, México. He started his music education at an early age, taking lessons with Emilio García. He moved to Los Angeles, CA where he studied in LA music Academy under Joe Porcaro and Ralph Humprey. He then continued his education and master classes with Steve Gadd. Abraham completed a music production degree at Berklee College of Music. He is currently living in México where he has been performing at the Cirque du Soleil show Joyá for the past three years, He soon will be recognized for 1000 shows with the company. He recorded his own Jazz fusion album transition with collaboration of Anthony Crawford (bass player), Andre Nieri (guitar player), and Bryden Baird (trumpet player).

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium wide range, complex mix. Quick response with short decay. Soft feel. Fast, explosive cymbal with dirty fizz for short, quick accents. Also well suited as exotic effect cymbal in larger setups.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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