Thomas Delor Trio
Chamber Metropolitan Trio
Pierre Marcus Quartet ft. Baptiste Herbin
Faïz Lamouri Quartet
Cymbals listed from left to right
22" Masters Dark Ride
22" Masters Thin
14" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
10" PST X Swiss Splash
10" PST X Pure Bell
6" 2002 Accent Cymbal
Thomas Delor (born in 1987 in Nice, France) is a French jazz drummer and composer currently residing in Paris. Formerly teacher of mathematics, he is a self-taught musician with a great sense of musicality, famous for his unique, expressive, and individual style, mixing finesse, intensity, sensitivity, and complexity. He bases his work principally on listening, interplay, and a quest for sonority. His taste for playing in small bands developed as a means to approach the instrument both rhythmically and diatonically. Apart from the projects he is currently involved with as a sideman, Thomas Delor is the leader of a trio (« The Swaggerer » and « Silence The 13th » both released on Fresh Sound Records), as well as a solo project where all the possibilities of the instrument are on the first place.
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.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.
Sizes: 10", 9"
Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.
Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
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.