Terry Silverlight

New York Studios

Terry Silverlight

About

Paiste Artist Since
January 1977

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
New York Studios

„Over the years, it's been a joy playing Paiste cymbals and I value the connection that has developed between my sound and theirs. The scope, palette, tone, sensitivity, uniqueness, dynamic range and versatility Paiste offers has contributed significantly to my creativity as a drummer, writer and producer. I look forward to continuing my musical journey with the masterful Paiste sound and feel.“

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Biography

Terry Silverlight began his recording career at age 14, playing drums on Barry Miles’s pioneering jazz/fusion album White Heat. Since then, as drummer and percussionist, Terry’s performed worldwide and recorded on hundreds of albums (several gold and platinum) for artists including Billy Ocean, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Natalie Merchant, Steven Stills, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Tom Jones, Laura Nyro, Anne Murray, Mel Torme, Jennifer Holladay, Phil Woods, The CTI All-Stars, Jonathan Butler, Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, The Fania All -Stars, film soundtracks including One Fine Day, You've Got Mail, Object Of My Affection, Titus, Frida, Slaves Of New York, What Planet Are You From and many jingles and TV shows. Terry has released his solo artist albums TERRY SILVERLIGHT, WILD!!, DIAMOND IN THE RIFF, LIVE!, IN CONCERT, DUETS, DUETS REMIX, JUST ME, COLLABORATIONS, SONGWRITER/PRODUCER, SMOOTH and CHILL OUT which he composed and arranged all the music for, featuring performances by Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Edgar Winter, Hiram Bullock, Lew Soloff, Barry Miles and Chuck Loeb among others. Terry is author of the drum instruction book THE FEATURED DRUMMER, and co-author of the drum instruction books THE STICK BAG BOOK OF JAZZ, FUNK, FUSION, THE GIG BAG SERIES FOR DRUMMERS: RHYTHM & PERCUSSION, A NEW CONNECTION. His MyMusicMasterclass.com drum instruction video is “EVEN GROOVES/SWING GROOVES”. Terry has written, produced and arranged hundreds of pieces for network TV shows including The Sopranos, Smash, Young And The Restless, C.S.I, NCIS, feature films including Mad About Mambo with Keri Russell, Invincible with Mark Wahlberg, Marci X with Lisa Kudrow, Sunshine Cleaning with Emily Blunt, Head Over Heals with Freddie Prinze Jr, jingles including Reebok, Nicorette, Pantene, Gain Detergent, Crisco Canola, Nutrament, and recording artists including Nancy Wilson, Les McCann, Roberta Flack, Louise, Carl Anderson, Philip Ingram.

Setup Cymbals

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    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: 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.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

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    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.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, silvery, airy with a mystical touch. Medium wide range, fairly complex mix. Very soft, papery feel. Very responsive. A graceful crash cymbal for delicate, sensitive playing with light sticks, brushes, rods and hands. Well suited for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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