Carl Allen

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Latin Percussion Hosts New York and Los Angeles Artist Events

Latin Percussion (LP) recently hosted artist “family reunion” events in both New York and Los Angeles. LP artists were joined by staff and executives from LP’s parent company Drum Workshop, Inc. to celebrate the legacy and to toast the future…

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2016

Episode 51: Johnny Craviotto, Learning Grooves, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to legendary drum builder Johnny Craviotto, and then discuss their approaches to learning new grooves. This week’s featured artist is jazz great Carl Allen. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2016

Carl Allen: Learning From the Giants

  By Jeff Potter In the August print issue of Modern Drummer magazine, on sale now, topflight jazz drummer Carl Allen is spotlighted in our “Catching Up With…” series, where he talks about one of his many ensembles, the Art…

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2016

Carl Allen: Embracing the Journey

story by Michael Dawson Soon after moving to the New York area in the early ’80s, Carl Allen landed a dream gig with post bop trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. That gig established the then nineteen-year-old drummer as a leading light among…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2007