NEWS AND UPDATES
I am in Paris at the moment and just finished a California clinic tour. I am delighted to have met so many wonderfully talented young musicians.
I don’t have much to report at this time but I will soon. I have been learning a valuable lesson about people and more importantly about myself. What I will say is be careful where you place your value. Don’t expect others to respect what you do or why you do it. More about that later…
More endorsement news: I recently started using Earthworks Microphones. Amazing…..
Also, the new Zoom H6 is now available out of this world. I have been recorded gigs, lessons and rehearsals and it will blow your mind.
For new CD releases there is the Christian McBride and Inside Straight – People Music and the Mack Avenue Super Band both on Mack Avenue Records.
I recently mentioned that after nearly 30 years (1 month short) with a particular cymbal company I have made the switch to Zildjian Cymbals. I have some cymbals that I have been hearing in my head for years and dreaming about. I am honored to be a part of the “Z team” and hope to be with them for at least 50 years! I am loving them. Come on out and hear them.
DW Drums, what can I say. Amazing…. those guys are a gift, simply unbelievable!
As I said, it’s a season for change, new things are happening. Hope to see you all soon.
Love life and life will love you back. I recently read something that really moved me. It was ”Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” -Anonymous
Until we speak again, take great care of yourself and others…
For all of my Facebook friends. Due to increasing large number of friend requests I was no longer able to accept any more friends so I recently started a fan page thanks to Jordan Allen.
Please come by for a visit.
For interest in booking or other inquiries please contact:
Nella Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 402
New York, NY 10185
The following list includes equipment that Carl Allen uses and endorses. Absolutely no changes or substitutes are to be made without prior approval from Carl Allen or his representatives. Please understand that getting exactly what is requested would be greatly appreciate and expected unless otherwise notified. If there has to be substitutions made no one is allowed to assume what will be best for Carl Allen other than Carl Allen (i.e. don’t assume that you can decide what Carl will play), please confirm any substitutions. Failure to obtain the proper equipment needs could result in a breach of contract.
Brand: DW (Drum workshop)
Sizes: PLEASE NOTE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE DRUMS (BOTH OF THEM)!!!!!!
-14”x 18” bass drum (with no hole on the front head and no muffling of any kind)
-8”x12” & 9x”13” mounted toms (mounted on the bass drum)
-14”x14” floor tom (with legs, not mounted on floor stand)
-5”x14” snare drum (wood preferred)
-6”x10” piccolo snare drum (optional)
Hardware: DW (Drum workshop)
-4 Straight cymbal stands
-1 Hi-hat stand
-2 Snare drum stands
-1 Chain drive bass drum pedal
-1 Heavy Duty Throne (by Roc-n-Soc if possible)
-J1 Etched on top only (coated) fioor toms
-Genera on bottom (toms)
-Genera on snare top
-G1 on bass drum
SPECIAL NOTE TO BACKLINE COMPANIES OR THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING BACKLINE:
I am very aware that outside of the United States that getting the exact requirements may be difficult however every attempt to do so is greatly appreciated. Please also note that I intentionally did list an order of preference for the drums. Please make every attempt to get DW (Drum Workshop). If DWs are not available I must be contacted to make a decision on what I will play based on what is available.
-1 double room in a Hilton type property (request room on high floor)
-24 hour room service
-On site parking
*For clinics only:
-Microphone for speaking
-Blackboard for writing (or large easel)
Carl’s up-coming performance schedule has been updated … visit the Tour Dates page to see where Carl is playing next!
See you at a show … and please, keep swingin’!
Someone recently told me that “Life is 10% what happens but 90% what you do with what happens”. That was powerful. You have to do something to e somebody. DO SOMETHING! Make something happen, it’s up to you!
My prayer is that everyone will have even better year than you can even imagine. If you can think it, it can be done. It’s ALL possible! “Expectations causes preparation and preparation produces results”.
I am the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again.
Oh, and whatever you do please, please, please — yes, please — Keep Swingin!