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born on 25/4/1961 in Milwaukee, WI, United States

Carl Allen (drummer)

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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 has been on the Faculty of The Juilliard School since 2001, as Artisan Directum of Jazz Studies since 2008.[4]


As sideman

With Arkadia Jazz All Stars

  • Thank You, Joe!

With Don Braden

  • After Dark (Criss Cross Jazz, 1994)

With Dewey Redman

  • African Venus (Evidence, 1992)

With Woody Shaw

  • Imagination (Muse, 1987)

With Phil Woods

  • Alto Summit


  1. Yanow, Scott. Carl Allen: Biography. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  2. Yanow, Scott. Pursuer: Review. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  3. Dryden, Ken. Alto Summit: Review. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  4. Music Division - Jazz Studies: Carl Allen. Juilliard School. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.

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