Carl Allen

Carl Allen

 

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Carl Allen (born April 25, 1961) is an American jazz drummer.

He has worked with a wide variety of musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean,[1] George Coleman,[2] Phil Woods,[3] the Benny Green Trio]and Rickie Lee Jones.

It was with Green that Allen met bassist Christian McBride. The two have teamed up frequently, working for many combos of big name leaders. McBride recruited Allen for his band, Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Allen is that quintet's drummer for both its first recording, Kinda Brown, and its road tours.

In 1988 Allen and Vincent Herring founded Big Apple Productions, which produced several albums featuring young jazz performers.

He joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2001, and became the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies in 2008.[4] He was replaced as director by Wynton Marsalis in 2013, and left Juilliard at the end of the academic year.[5]

In 2011, Allen appeared in the HBO series Tremé as himself for two episodes in a studio recording scene in New York.

in 2014, he formed his own group, he Art of Elvin to pay tribute to Art Blakey and Elvin Jones. The band debuted at the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) conference in Indianapolis, with Allen on drums, Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Tivon Pennicott (tenor sax), Xavier Davis (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass).[6]

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After Dark
 
After Dark is a 1994 studio album by the American jazz tenor saxophonist Don Braden.
Everything I Love
 
Everything I Love is the fourteenth studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias.
Imagination
 
Imagination is the final studio album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1987 and released on the Muse label.
People Music
 
People Music is a studio album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride together with his band Inside Straight.

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Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin
  –  June 11, 2017
Carl Allen’s multifaceted career provides the perfect template for what a modern musician should be ... Allen’s most recent projects are The Carl Allen Quartet and The Art of Elvin.
Carl Allen joins Vater artist roster
  –  July 25, 2017
With over 200 recordings to his credit, drummer Carl Allen has become a latest member of Vater’s artist roster. Allen grew up on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an LP by the legendary saxophonist Benny Carter. He studied ...
Carl Allen Drum Clinic: The Drummer’s Commitment
  –  June 1, 2017
Carl Allen does his part and takes his responsibility seriously; it is obvious why he is a top talent in today’s jazz world. Everyone in the audience at the Emory Jazz Rehearsal studio felt– and was inspired by– his deep commitment to jazz music.
Carl Allen Discography of CDs
  –  July 16, 2017
Popular or famous Carl Allen music songs: Man With the Golden Arm, Chinatown: Love Theme, Number Three, Do You Know a Good Thing When You See One?. More music songs To The Chief, How About You, Grahamstown, Taxi Driver, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise ...
Carl Allen Drum Clinic: The Drummer’s Commitment
  –  June 1, 2017
Carl Allen does his part and takes his responsibility seriously; it is obvious why he is a top talent in today’s jazz world. Everyone in the audience at the Emory Jazz Rehearsal studio felt– and was inspired by– his deep commitment to jazz music.
Carl Allen joins Vater artist roster
  –  July 25, 2017
With over 200 recordings to his credit, drummer Carl Allen has become a latest member of Vater’s ... Art Blakey taught me the importance of nurturing the next generation of musicians. Every generation needs someone to help them get to the next level ...
Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin
  –  June 11, 2017
“Art Blakey taught me the importance of nurturing the next generation of musicians. Every generation needs ... As a leader, Allen’s most recent projects are The Carl Allen Quartet and The Art of Elvin.

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