Jay Rosen

Freelance

Jay Rosen

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About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2001

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Freelance

„I play Paiste simply because they have the widest array of colors and textures on the planet!“

Setup

Jay Rosen

Cymbals listed from left to right

20" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
20" Formula 602 Classic Medium Flatride
20" Sound Creation Dark China (Discontinued)
14" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
6" 2002 Bell Chime (discontinued)
#1/5.75" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
#2/5.375" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
#3/5" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
#4/4.5" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
#5/4.125" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
6" 2002 Cup Chime
6 1/2" 2002 Cup Chime
7" 2002 Cup Chime
7 1/2" 2002 Cup Chime
8" 2002 Cup Chime
12" Tuned & Percussive Extra Thin (discontinued)
4" 2002 Accent Cymbal
6" 2002 Accent Cymbal
8" 2002 Accent Cymbal

Biography

Jay Rosen was born in 1961 in Philadelphia. His family moved to Long Island, N.Y. in 1964. Jay's musical interest took shape from recorded music that was played around the house as well as two aunts and a brother that were all musicians. Musical vibrations affected Jay in deep, profound ways. Jay began music lessons at age eight on guitar and then piano. However, after seeing (and hearing) Tony Williams (with Sonny Rollins) at Carnegie Hall in 1971, Jay switched to the drums exclusively. Upon hearing Charlie Parker and John Coltrane at the age of 13, Jay decided to pursue jazz as a serious course of study. Jay has studied with Barry Altschul, Kenwood Dennard, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Joe Morello among others. Jay has been an active member of the New York jazz scene since 1990. Since then he has been deeply involved in the creative improvised and new music scenes in New York City and beyond. Jay Rosen has earned a considerable reputation as a first-rate drummer, lending his talents to diverse musical projects. He has performed throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S. and/or recorded with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Mark Whitecage, Perry Robinson, Paul Smoker, Herb Robertson, James Carter, Anthony Braxton, Dave Taylor, Michael Marcus, Jaco Pastorius, Ivo Perelman, Steve Swell, Kenny Werner, Michael Bisio, William Parker, Roy Campell, Sonny Simmons, Howard Johnson, Dom Minasi, Dominic Duval, Joe McPhee, Matt Shipp, Charles Gayle among many others

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 13"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, bright, metallic, strong. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly heavy, very immediate feel. Dry, clear, strong, slightly distorted ping over sparse, warm, metallic bell sound. A loud, lively, unusual cymbal with very specific ride and bell playing functions. Also suited for strong color accents and various percussion effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

  • Sounds