The «Blue Bird» 20" Mellow Ride was created in collaboration with the inexhaustible André «Dédé» Ceccarelli, the iconic French Jazz drummer whose over half century career has won him numerous collaborations with international top acts in Jazz and beyond, and who is especially known for his subtlety, diversity, artistry, wide ranging ability and musical charm that effortlessly transcends genres.
This previously released model is being re-launched under a new designation*, and was conceived by Dédé as a sophisticated ride cymbal for application in smaller instrumentations and intimate settings.
The «Blue Bird» 20" Mellow Ride is a medium light cymbal with a distinctly sweet character and a fine, buttery feel. It features a silvery ping over a warm, mellow wash. Akin to Dédé, it easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.
- As a tribute to Dédé’s inspiration, the label «Blue Bird» and a graphical rendition of the label supplied by Dédé have been placed on the cymbal.
- Masters cymbals are made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.
- Artist Inspiration cymbals are created by Paiste featuring Artists’ uncompromising sound ideas and visual concepts.