Meinl adds Richard Spaven to its artist family
Meinl Cymbals has made a new addition to its family of official artists in the form of British drummer Richard Spaven.
Spaven is the current drummer for Jose James’s band, which is now touring Europe and the US to promote the artist’s latest album No Beginning No End. The tour is taking in such festivals as the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Las month, Spaven visited Meinl’s factory and headquarters to personally select his cymbal set-up with the firm’s international A&R manager Norman Saemann. “After one day of cymbal testing we nailed down Richard’s set, which includes our Byzance Dark, Extra Dry and Vintage Series,” said Saemann.
“Richard is a great cymbal player. He knows how to make them sound beautiful and use them in a very musical context. We make cymbals for drummers like Richard,” he concluded.