OM is the result of Cindy Blackman-Santana's liaison to achieve the sounds she was looking for, more of an out-and-out classic power-jazz set, a nod towards her great mentor, Tony Williams who was no light hitter. So the OM had to be compelling, capable of withstanding a good thrashing, capturing the vibier, more dynamic cymbal sounds from the golden era of Jazz.
Cindy Blackman OM Ride
Features focused, metallic, yet warm stick
Sits on a cushion of dark, dry wash.
Offers trashy thunderous crash.
Incredibly articulate capable of reproducing flurries of notes fluently.
"As a lifetime admirer of Tony Williams, Cindy Blackman-Santana's 'Om' ride reflects the deep and yet attacking dry ride of that much-missed innovator. It is "a little heavier with a larger bell for increased stick definition, but otherwise retains the tone and profile of the 22" OM. This is not as mellow as the Anniversary. It's bell really pings out, contrasting nicely with the body, which is dusky yet lively all over. Stick definition is always crisp, despite the big wash. It's for more traditional jazzy-bluesy- fusiony-Latiny scenes." - Geoff Nicholls
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