Carl's crisp, elegant and swinging drum work has graced countless live performances and recordings. Carl's drums have backed artists ranging from Sarah Vaughn, Freddie Hubbard and Eddie Harris to Marvin Gaye and O.C. Smith, and they can be heard on albums by Horace Silver, Art Pepper, the Three Sounds, Freddie Hubbard and Kenny Burrell, among others.
Carl was among the last to study with Sam Browne (whose students had already included Dexter Gordon and Chico Hamilton) at Los Angeles' Jefferson High School. From there, Carl went on to become one of leading musicians on the west coast, in the '60s, in the '70s, and up to today.
Carl's musical collaboration with Stanley Gilbert began in the Cal Tjader Quintet and Gene Harris Trio of the late '60s, Freddie Hubbard's band and the Friends of Distinction in the '70s, and continues today in the recordings they have made together for the Japanese market, which will be appearing on Pacific East Music.