Listen Carl Allen
and Rodney Whitaker
have just released their second CD for Mack Avenue Records, titled Work To Do
. Allen has been on the jazz scene since joining Freddie Hubbard
's band in college, and hes served as the mentor for many jazz musicians, most notably Christian McBride
. In this interview, Allen talks about why he and Whitaker chose the music they did for the new CD, his relationship with McBride, and whether the academy can replace the bandstand.