Paul Marangoni

The Trio of Stridence

Paul Marangoni

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About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2011

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
The Trio of Stridence
Jazz Martyrs

„The beautiful sound of Bill Bruford’s and Danny Gottlieb’s cymbals on records in the late 70s were really identifiable and piqued my curiosity. Once I saw them live in concert and saw that they were playing Paiste cymbals, I knew that I had to get me some. My first Paiste was a 20” 2002 Ride, with six rivets. Since then, I’ve played most flavors of Paiste, including Traditionals, Dark Energy, and Giant Beats. They’re all fantastic, but my favorite alloy is the Formula 602. To me, it seems to be the quintessential Paiste sound that I originally fell in love with decades ago.“

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Biography

Paul Marangoni hails from Toronto, Canada. In the late 80s, he split his time between working as a recording engineer and performing/recording with some of the country’s most popular rock and progressive rock bands of the time, like Coney Hatch, David Gibson, The Works, and FM. Paul got to work with great producers like Domenic Troiano (James Gang) and Tom Allom (Genesis, Def Leppard, Judas Priest) in some of the world’s best recording studios, like McClear Place and Metalworks Studios in Toronto and Criteria Studios in Miami. In the early 90s, after spending some time in Los Angeles working with musicians like Brad Gillis and Alex Masi, Paul decided to relocate and moved from Toronto to L.A. in 2000. Once in Los Angeles, he began recording and performing with Alex Masi, The Trio of Stridence, The Brothers Dimm, and numerous other original acts. Fast forward to 2011 and Paul formed Jazz Martyrs, performing regularly throughout Los Angeles and Orange County and releasing a record in 2017. Living in California since 2000, Paul continues to record and perform with Jazz Martyrs, Jazz Because, and The Trio of Stridence.

Setup Cymbals

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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.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
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    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: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, powerful, crisp. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, cutting open sound, clear, defined closed sound. Crisp chick sound. Bright hi-hat with a wide range for articulate playing in medium loud settings to cutting power in very loud situations.

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