Henry Newmark

Freelance

Henry Newmark

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About

Paiste Artist Since
July 1991

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Freelance

Setup

Biography

At the of age ten in Port Washington, New York, Henry began studying drums with local teachers and later commuted to New York City to study with noted drummer and author, Joe Cusatis. Henry attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied privately with respected jazz artists and educators Alan Dawson, Gary Burton and Fred Buda. After leaving Berklee, Henry played with bands on the East coast and in the late 1970’s moved to Los Angeles. During his career he has played on hundreds of sessions for T.V., film, and commercials, as well as recorded for artists as diverse as Ice-T (“Colors”), Roger Williams, and Latin star Rocio Durcal. Henry has been awarded gold and platinum records. He also received a Billboard Latin Music Award for co-producing a hit record for Ana Gabriel. Some of artists he has performed in concert with are Cher, David Benoit, Melissa Manchester, Sam Moore and Ben Vereen. Among the film scores he has recorded on are: “Friday the 13th”, “Midnight Run”, “Out for Justice”, “What Happens in Vegas”; T.V. shows: “Married With Children” and “The Mole” and Nationally aired commercials,” Free Credit Report.com, McDonald’s, Burger King, Target Stores and Coors. Some of his latest releases are with acoustic rock vocal artist John Battdorf and smooth jazz artist, Craig Sharmat. Along with recording and performing Henry also maintains a busy teaching and educational clinic calender.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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  • Details

    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: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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