Troy Hall

University Of Missouri

Troy Hall

About

Paiste Artist Since
December 2020

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
University Of Missouri
Educator

„When you think of Paiste, you think of supreme consistency and a legacy of sonic greatness. Many of my heroes play these cymbals, as well as good friends. From the brightest colors to darkest tones, Paiste covers the sound spectrum like no other. They are a joy to play and hear!“

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Biography

Dr. Troy Hall is from Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from the University of North Texas, he became an inaugural member of the Louis Armstrong Foundation Quartet as part of an education outreach program for the New Orleans Public Schools in cooperation with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. During his time in New Orleans he worked with Ellis Marsalis, Marlon Jordan, Terrence Blanchard, Wendell Brunious, Kermit Ruffins, Randy Brecker, Charlie Miller, Steve Masakowski, Jeremy Davenport, Karin Williams, Nicholas Payton, Leah Chase, Jeremy Pelt, Alvin Batiste, Maurice Brown, Roland Guerin, Ed Peterson, and Brice Winston. He received his Master of Music degree in jazz performance studies at the University of New Orleans while under the drumset tutelage of Troy Davis and Johnny Vidacovich. He has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the New Orleans French Quarter Festival, The Capital Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz festival. For over a decade, he has performed weekly as the house drummer at Murry’s jazz club as a member of the Tom Andes Trio. Dr. Hall holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, where he teaches drumset, percussion and jazz masterclasses, and ethics and critical thinking courses for the philosophy department. He has given clinics and masterclasses all over the country, including recent presentations at the MoPAS Missouri Day of Percussion and the Jazz Education Network Conference. He is on the Scholarly Research Committee of the Percussive Arts Society, as well as the editorial board for the Journal of Jazz Research and Practice.

Setup Cymbals

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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: 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

  • 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
  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, exotic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, highly responsive feel, very controllable. Broad silvery, wooden stick sound over a highly complex, deep, exotic wash. Low, smoky, dark crash. Lively cymbal for soft, sizzling ride patterns in lower volume styles. Also well suited for mystical mallet swells.

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