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Kevin Crabb Quintet
„Making music is about conveying one's thoughts and feelings directly to the audience, so that in a sense, the instrument seems to disappear. Paiste cymbals never interfere with, but always enhance my musical expression…“
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Kevin Crabb is a renown drummer and composer, whose CD, “Waltz for Dylan” featuring pianist, John Beasley (Miles Davis), the legendary bassist/xylophonist and co-producer, Don Thompson (co-producer/bassist/George Sherring) and renown Canadian saxophonist, Kelly Jefferson, received five-star reviews in the jazz community and was on the ballot for a Grammy nomination. Kevin’s jazz ensemble, “Kevin Crabb & Friends” has featured some of the finest most renown jazz artist in the world including Patrice Rushen (patricerushen.com), the legendary Don Thompson (George Shearing, Boss Brass), legendary bassist, Dave Carpenter (“Carp”), John Beasley (Miles Davis/MonkStra), David Garfield (Karizma, musical director for George Benson), John B. Willians (“The Arsenio Hall Show”, “Tonight Show”), John Heard (Amad Jamal, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson), Jennifer Leitham (George Shearing, Mel Torme, “Tonight Show”), legendary pianist Otmaro Ruiz, John McLaughlin, beloved friend, Zane Musa, Brandon Fields, Bob Sheppard, Alphonso Johnson, Ric Fierrabracci (Chick Corea), Limon Menderos, Carlos Puerta, Edwin Livingston, Tony Dumas, Brad Rebuchin, Carlitos Depuerto, Kai Akagi (Miles Davis), David Goldblatt, Derol Caraco, Ginshi, Mahesh Balasooriya, Keith Jones, Kelly Jefferson, Carol Chaikin, Tom McMorran (Natalie Cole), Larry Stein, Mark Massey, Brian Scwartz, Clay Jenkins, Bevan Manson, Mitch Foreman, Mike Flick, Simon Menderos, Chris Conner, Jennifer Lietham (Tonight Show), Lewis Taylor, Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), Michael Bluestein, Sid Jacobs, Dean Roubicek, Kim Richmond (“Bleeding Gums Murphy” on the Simpsons), and many, many more. Kevin’s is also recognized as an authority on Spivack/Wilson snare drum technique, and has had a series of articles published, which he co-authored with Richard Martinez, discussing the Wilson and Murray Spivack technique in Modern Drummer’s “Strictly Technique.” Kevin has also been the featured guest lecturer and performed Masterclass/Workshops in the US. and Canada including Musicians Institute - L.A., Los Angeles Music Academy, Humber College - Toronto, St. Michaels College – Toronto, Guitar Center, Just Drums – Toronto and many other institutions around the world. Kevin’s “KC Drum Hangs” were a also popular monthly event published in Modern Drummer’s “MDExtra.” Guests performers and lecturers included Mike Clark, Ralph Humphry, Chad Wackerman, Clayton Cameron, Joe Porcaro, Freddy Gruber, Richie Garcia, Steve Ferrone, Virgil Donati, Bernie Dressel, Wally Snow, Jake Hanna, Willie Ornelas, Gary Ferguson and Mark Stevens. Kevin continues to perform and teach privately from his studio in Los Angeles, California, and offers his rare technique and experience to students around the globe online. Bruce Wittet of Drums, Etc. stated in Nov.-Dec 08 issue, “A student of guru LA teachers, Murray Spivack and Richard Wilson…Crabb appropriates the key tenets of his mentors and combines these with principals derived from engineering, traditional drum wisdom, medicine and physiotherapy.” Kevin continues to update his Youtube daily with instructions, performances and other videos. Kevin is proud to be endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, MAPEX USA, VicFirth, Aquarian Drumheads and Hart Electronics. For more information, please visit the web site at kevincrabb.com.
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.
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.