“I make cymbals for people who don’t like beautiful sounds,” Roberto Spizzichino once said. But beauty is, of course, in the eye—and ear—of the beholder, and many drummers felt that Spizzichino was a sound artist of the absolute highest order. Roberto passed away on November 21. Click here to watch a short documentary on the cymbalsmith. http://vimeo.com/2025459

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