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Carl Allen

dr, *1961 US, Milwaukee
Musician of Jazz

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, George Coleman, Phil Woods, 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.

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Old Folks on Dance of Life by Various Artists
Love Theme (From "Chinatown") on Jazz in Film by Various Artists
Down In The Depths (On The Ninetieth Floor) - From "Red, Hot and Blue" on Porter: Down In The Depths [From "Red, Hot and Blue"] by Cole Porter, Renée Fleming, Dan Tepfer, Christian McBride, Carl Allen, BBC Concert Orchestra & Rob Fisher
Taxi Driver on Jazz in Film by Various Artists
Ease It on Ballads And Blues by Various Artists
Anatomy of a Murder on Jazz in Film by Various Artists
A Streetcar Named Desire on Jazz in Film by Various Artists
All the Things You Are - From "Very Warm for May" on Broadway by Renée Fleming, BBC Concert Orchestra & Rob Fisher
Pawnbroker on Jazz in Film by Various Artists
The Subterraneans (1960) on 80th Birthday Celebration by André Previn

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Work To DoCarl Allen & Rodney Whitaker2009Album
Work To DoCarl Allen & Rodney Whitaker2009Album
Get ReadyCarl Allen & Rodney Whitaker2007Album
Above The CloudsDavid Glasser with Carl Allen, Larry Ham, Dennis Irwin2006Album
Skim CoatBilly Childs, Buster Williams, Carl Allen1999Album
Alto SummitPhil Woods, Vincent Herring, Antonio Hart, Anthony Wonsey, Reuben Rogers & Carl Allen1996Album
TestimonialCarl Allen1995Album
TestimonialCarl Allen1995Album
The PursuerCarl Allen1994Album
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