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Short tabla COMPOSITION and Tablaphilla

After 8 years of tabla study , I will preforming via accompaniment with Galen Passen on Sitar tomorrow night Mon Aug 5 at Fatcat Jazz Club, West Village NYC 6-8pm. It is certainly a honor to be asked to do this and as much as I am a student, I love the fact that I get to try and be creative on my other instrument that has changed my life.So here is a quick Chakardar in Teental some of you may or may not know 😀

Posted by Chris Carroll on Sunday, August 4, 2019

Two Recently Playing Clips

Please Enjoy!

I been practicing a ton of stuff and haven shown anything in a sec, so I upload some footage. I was going to play with nine since it was my birthday the other day and my age reflects this number in a weird way but……Here is some swing stuff based upon doxy but looser. The form is there. A little with 14 and 11 in mind but im not always playing it. Its more swing ping ponging these patterns and there some moments where im thinking about some stuff from recent work of leading with the bass drum as the main voice as well as focusing time over 4. Santiago Leibson and I where getting nuts with cutting 14 into 4 groups of 3 and a 2 originating from Electric Red from meshuggah.Im concerned with breathing, posture and where my hands are hitting the snare drum. Sound, focus, vibe and attitude.Thanks

Posted by Chris Carroll on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Clinic Video

Ive been quiet because I’ve had a very strong desire to dedicate most of my practice and free time to playing and working on tabla.

This is a clip from a college clinic I did recently in Utah.


Work mode …although I am smiling.  I am blessed at times to be around some insane talent.


Jazz at Lake Effect

Chris Carroll and Isaiah Smith

Best moment: Chris literally jumping out of his seat with enthusiasm

Posted by Why Aren't You Here? on Thursday, March 8, 2018


Chris Carroll Drum Solo

When I was young, my parents asked me what instrument I wanted to play….I said "DRUMS!!!" — then they bought me a violin </3

Posted by Why Aren't You Here? on Thursday, March 8, 2018