Posts in category: Keith Carlock

Keith Carlock’s Innovative Genius

Innovation yields greatness. We long to hear something new and exciting. Steve Gadd gave us that when he burst onto the scene with Chick Corea. Vinnie Colaiuta did it again a bit later. Then came Weckl. Then, later still, came Virgil Donatti. They all sounded fresh and new because of their innovations. It made them […]


Keith Carlock Master Class on April 11 at Drummers Collective

It’s been a while since I’ve been excited enough about someone’s playing to go to a master class. Probably the last time I did this was when I went to see Dave Weckl at the Collective over twenty years ago. But I really like Keith Carlock’s playing. The more I dig into it, the more […]


Keith Carlock Signature Lick Transcription

This is a great lick that Keith uses a lot. It sounds huge and sweeping and awesome. It requires great technique to execute properly. Your double strokes and foot technique must be in great shape for this to work. Getting your paradiddle-diddle in order will help you too. The idea for this transcription came from […]


Keith Carlock Drum Solo Video

I’ve seen Keith Carlock a bunch of times with Wayne Krantz and others. His style is very unique–a blend of jazz, funk and chops that mixes together in a very loose effortless manner. His uniqueness and his “greasy” feel are what I think has led to his popularity. This video gives you a sense of […]