Zildjian K Custom 20" Dry Ride Cymbal
Zildjian's 20" K Custom Dry Ride is the best cymbal for jazz music and part of Ziljian's K Custom series used by many professionals. It has a very dry sound that provides amazing articulation and I also love the feel of this cymbal in that you have to swing a little harder to pull out the sound. This generally helps to make my ride cymbal pattern more consistent and while I have occasionally used this cymbal for rock music, but it really shines when used for jazz.
It has a low pitch that projects at low and high volumes as well as playing a lot heavier than its actual weight, meaning it is darker and thick sounding. This is truly one of Zildjian's best cymbals, which is saying a lot considering they are one of the best cymbal makers on the planet. The natural, unlathed finish means this cymbal has no shine so it ends up looking more like an ancient piece of metal.