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Spizzichino 22" Tony Williams Tribute Cymbal 2464g
Perhaps the most famous cymbal in all of jazz history is the K. Zildjian Tony Williams' recorded on the 1967 Miles Davis record Nefertiti. It's combination of unique stick attack, dry tone, and dynamic sensitivity have been envied, studied, and sought after by students of jazz and adorers of Tony for many decades. Every so often an adventurous cymbal maker will even attempt to replicate the iconic sound and name a cymbal model after the true sultan of swing.
As we all know, Roberto Spizzichino spent his life handcrafting unique and intrinsically beautiful cymbals that caught the ears and captured the hearts of famous and workaday musicians alike. Now, over five years after Roberto's death, all we have left are his instruments: the way he chose to speak.
With the Tony Williams model, Roberto sought not to necessarily replicate any one cymbal, but to embody the spirit of Tony's sound and playing. A cymbal that would allow speed and clarity, but also resonate beautifully in just a single strike; that would speak with many voices; that would blend with the music, and not only inspire its player, but all those upon whose ears its vibrations landed.
This one is "new old stock" and is flawless. It features a deep profile, with wide shoulders, a relatively low bell, deep hand hammering, and precise hand lathing. A true thing of beauty and a remarkable tribute to its namesake.