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„Paiste cymbals bring that life and air to the top end of the music that simply no other cymbal brand can provide. It’s like having a built in great mixing engineer at all times taking care of your sound regardless if it is live or in the studio. Got to love that!“
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Brought from Costa Rica to the U.S. on a full performance scholarship granted by Miami Dade Community College south campus' and the University of Miami ’s prestigious jazz program, Carlomagno moved to Miami in the fall of 1994. His formal musical training includes attending music programs such as the Conservatorio de Castella (Costa Rica-1982-87), O.S.J. (Costa Rica-1988-1991), Berklee College of Music summer program in 1990 and 1991, M.D.C.C. (Kendall-1994-97) as well as completing his Bachelor’s (2001) and his Master's degree (2008) in Jazz Performance at the prestigious University of Miami. Currently one of the busiest musicians in the South Florida music scene, Carlomagno has performed on two multiple-Grammy nominated albums, winning “best world music album” and “best tropical contemporary album” with Ruben Blades’ “MUNDO,” (SONY), "best salsa/merengue album" with Willy Chirino's "SON DEL ALMA" (SONY), and a Grammy nomination with Roberto Perera’s “SENSUAL” (HEADS UP). Carlomagno’s versatility has afforded him the opportunity to hold impressively diverse touring, performing and recording credits, working with big names in the industry such as Ruben Blades, Ilan Chester, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jean Michel Byron, Chayanne, Claudia Acuna, Tania Libertad, Nestor Torres, Hernan Gamboa, Paquito D‘Rivera, Victor Mendoza, Alon Yavnai, Roberto Perera, Willy Chirino, Daniela Mercury, Boca Livre, Alejandra Guzman, Alejandro Lerner, Armando Manzanero, Bebu Silvetti, Richard Bona, Ed Calle, Boston Brass, Bob Mintzer and Leon Gieco, among others. Touring around the World, he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues, theatres, and festivals, such as Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Olympia Theater (Paris), Hollywood Bowl, Universal Amphitheater, Montreux Jazz Fest, JVC Jazz Fest, Hamburg Jazz Fest, Monterey Jazz Fest, and Puerto Rico Heinekin Jazz Fest.
Sizes: 20", 22"
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.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
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