Alberto García

Chico Freeman

Alberto García

About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2021

Nationality
Spain

Main Affiliations
Chico Freeman
La Nefera
Picason

Other Affiliations
Rayko León Band
Manu Hagmann
Son Alarde
César Correa 4tet

Website
www.albertogarciamusic.com

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„My first cymbal was a Paiste Colorsound 900 which my father gave me when I was only 9 years old. So ever since I can remember, I've been a Paiste cymbal fan. I've tried other brands, but never fell in love with the sound like I did with Paiste. “

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Biography

Alberto García was born in Gran Canaria (ES) in 1990. In September 2017 he completed his Master of Arts in Music Education and Jazz Percussion in the Hochschule für Musik in Basel with Julio Barreto and Guillermo Klein with honors. Alberto García is very active in his concert activities and has participated in international projects in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom and other countries. He has played at festivals such as South Tyrol Jazz Festival, Bejazz, Openair St. Gallen, Rock OZ'Arénes, Zermatt Unplugged, Basel Off Beat Jazz Festival, Auvenier Jazz Festival, Jazz Onze Lausanne and many other places where he has performed with musicians such as Jorge Rossy, Chico Freeman, Adam Rapa, Guillermo Klein, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Jeff Ballard and Marc Turner. Alberto is in high demand internationally as a studio musician. He has recorded all over Switzerland, in Germany, Spain, London, as well as for a film production in Los Angeles (USA). He has recorded for many productions for international musicians such as Guillermo Klein, Rayko Leon, Gerson Galvan, Aydin Essen and many others. Currently he is part of the fixed line-up of formations like "Manu Hagmann's Choice", "Picason", "La Nefera", "Rayko León Band", "Chico Freeman Band", Son Alarde", "César Correa 4tet" and others. Besides being a musician, Alberto works as a teacher at the "Konservatorium Winterthur" and at the "Jazzcampus Basel". He leads, produces and composes for his own projects. On his latest album, Alberto is accompanied by drummer Jeff Ballard.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Fairly dark, warm, breathy. Medium wide range, slightly complex mix. Soft feel; very responsive. A dynamic, full and velvety crash cymbal for a wide range of musical styles. Also well-suited for mallet applications.

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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.

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    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

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    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, warm, short. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Quick attack and fast fading decay. Dynamic splash cymbal for nearly all musical styles.

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    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

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    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

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

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    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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