The makers attempted to try and capture the spirit of old K. Zildjian cymbals and Turkish cymbals in general. This cymbal succeeds in multiple ways. It's an excellent choice for jazz with a fairly dry and pleasant tone as a ride. Dream Blisses have quality comparable to zildjians or any other top of the line cymbal brand. It has incredible stick definition and the wash blends very well in the mix. It's right inbetween on light/dark.