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Sabian Announces Crescent Clinic Tour

The Crescent Clinic Tour will take place at Sabian Hand Select Cymbal Boutiques, which are the exclusive dealers of Sabian’s new Crescent line. The tour sees Crescent stalwarts Jeff Hamilton and Stanton Moore set off separately across America to present…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2016

Product Close-Up: Crescent Haptic Series Cymbals (From the March 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson Crescent’s new Haptic series was developed for world music artist Jamey Haddad, who wanted cymbals that he could play with his bare hands as well as with sticks. (See Haddad’s Setting Sights feature in the February 2014…

Modern Drummer
Jan 28, 2014

Sabian Producing Select Crescent Cymbals Models for North America

To meet the demands of customers and artists for new cymbals, Cymbal Masters is offering select Crescent models in North America that are hand made to exacting specifications by Sabian. Crescent’s Istanbul production managers, Kadri Kayan and Guclu Arslan, will…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2014

Product Close-Up: Crescent Cymbals

May 2013 Product Close-Up Crescent Cymbals An Assorted Selection by Michael Dawson Crescent is a new brand created by Cymbal Masters, a company comprising the well-known drummers Jeff Hamilton and Stanton Moore and industry veterans Michael Vosbein and Bill Norman.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2013

Elvin Jones

by Rick Mattingly On the eve of his seventy-fifth birthday, Elvin Ray Jones exhibits the relaxed demeanor and lean physique of a weathered--but still dangerous--championship athlete. When he smiles, which is often, he still looks like he's twenty-five. His sense…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004