Roy Haynes talks about what cymbal used to go with what soloist in the 1940s:
“I just liked the sound of a cymbal with the sax. It was cool with a trumpet, too. Back in the old days we used to play the hi-hat for trumpet players and also for the piano soloist. Now all of the guys want you up there.”
Highly worth reading that entire interview with Christian McBride.
Related: Mel Lewis talks cymbals in his 1985 Modern Drummer interview.