Alexander Sapega

Apple Tea

Alexander Sapega

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Paiste Artist Since
June 2004

Nationality
Belarus

Main Affiliation
Apple Tea

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„The sound of PAISTE cymbals can be born on my fingertips like light drops of melting icicles, pass through the rustle of autumn leaves and end in a powerful waterfall, stunning with its power.“

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Biography

Alexander Sapega has been a PAISTE artist since 2004 from Belarus. Drummer of the Belarusian jazz band "Apple Tea", one of the founders since 1992. Since 2005 he has been teaching a class of percussion instruments at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. From 2005 to the present time, organizer and director of the "Baraban Beat" competition of performers on the drum set. He regularly conducts his own master classes based on two textbooks: A. Sapega "High Tea Drumming". Publishing House "White Wind", Mozyr 2005. A. Sapega "Modern drum set" Publisher "Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts", Minsk 2019. The eldest son Jan Sapega is also a drummer, he studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

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

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly bright, rich, open, warm. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, controllable feel with quick response. Crisp, clear stick sound over a rich, warm wash. All-purpose ride cymbal suitable for a broad range of musical styles. Developed in co-operation with session great Ndugu Chancler.

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    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

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