Paulo Almeida

Independent

Paulo Almeida

About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2021

Nationality
Brazil

Main Affiliation
Independent

Setup

Paulo Almeida

Cymbals listed from left to right

9" PST X Pure Bell (as hi-hat top)
9" PST X Pure Bell (as hi-hat bottom)
14" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
20" Masters Dark Ride
22" Masters Dark Crash Ride
20" Masters Mellow Ride "Blue Bird"

Biography

Paulo Almeida is a drummer, percussionist and composer. An important reference in the new generation of brazilian instrumental music, he has already released four albums and gained recognition for the authentic way he plays and composes. He has performed at important festivals such as Brazil Instrumental, Savassi Jazz Festival, Jazz Ahead(Germany), Jazz a La Calle(Uruguay) and has shared stages with renowned artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gabriel Grossi, Jorge Rossy, Kendrick Scott, Malcolm Braff, Filó Machado and Leny Andrade. Paulo participated in the formation 19/20 of the great global project called Focus Year Band that was conceived by the great musician Wolfgang Multhspiel in the Jazz Campus Basel. With this project he could play with musicians from all over the world and recorded the album called Arms Open with the participation of Guillermo Klein. With this project Paulo Paulo played and learned with Ralph Alessi, Ingrid Jensen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Jeff Ballard, Lionel Loueke, Miguel Zenon and Django Bates. At the age of eight years old, he began his musical studies in the interior of São Paulo and later, a long education at the Conservatory of Tatuí / SP, where he studied the techniques of classical and popular music and has a postgraduate from Jazz Campus Basel. First solo album "Constataçôes" (2013), followed by "Corpo e Alma" (2016) with special guest appearances by Hermeto Pascoal, Arismar do Espírito Santo and André Marques. In 2017 his third album was released by invitation of the jazz label Blaxtream, which recorded three other Brazilian artists. The CD is called "Parceria". Paulo's latest album was released in 2020; "Paulo Almeida Unity" is a live album recorded in Basel, Switzerland and includes the presence of musicians Oliver Pellet, Salomao Soares, Felipe Brisola and Diego Garbin.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Soft, warm, sweet, airy. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Fine, buttery feel. Silky, silvery ping over warm, mellow wash. Musical, gracious bell. Easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

  • Sounds