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Joe Morello

A brilliant drummer, Joe Morello played early on with Phil Woods and Sal Salvador. He had short stints during 1952-1953 with Johnny Smith, Stan Kenton's Orchestra, and Gil Melle, but really gained a strong reputation for his work with the Marian McPartland Trio (1953-1956); he also played during the period with Tal Farlow and Jimmy Raney. Morello gained fame as a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet during 1956-1967, making it possible for Brubeck to experiment with unusual time signatures. Due to his failing eyesight (he went blind in 1976), Morello mostly worked as a drum instructor in later years (Danny Gottlieb was a student), but still played and participated in reunions with Brubeck and McPartland. He led sessions for Score (1956), RCA (1961-1962), Ovation (1969), and DMP (1993-1994). Morello died on March 12, 2011 at his home in Irvington, NJ. He was 82. ~ Scott Yanow
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  1.   Song
  2.   The Nightly Round (Cymbal Simon)
  3.   That's the Way It Goes
  4.   You're Drivin' Me Crazy
  5.   Give Me a Simple Tune
  6.   Pepper Steak
  7.   I Should Care
  8.   Alone Together
  9.   Doxy
  10.   Tenor Blooz
  11.   Over the Rainbow
  12.   In Your Own Sweet Way
  13.   Every Time We Say Goodbye
  14.   Baroque
  15.   Straight Life
  16.   Sweet Georgia Brown
  17.   I've Got the World on a String
  18.   Little Girl
  19.   Just in Time
  20.   Fatha Time
  21.   Mother Time
  22.   When You Wish upon a Star
  23.   Autumn Leaves
  24.   Parisian Thoroughfare
  25.   I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  26.   Have You Met Miss Jones?
  27.   Skylark
  28.   Topsy
  29.   Sweet and Lovely
  30.   Yardbird Suite
  31.   Secret Love
  32.   The Sound of Silence
  33.   A Little Bit of Blues
  34.   The Carioca
  35.   Timeless
  36.   Not So Fast
  37.   It's Only a Paper Moon
  38.   Church Key
  39.   When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  40.   Every Time
  41.   The Beginning of Time
  42.   One for Amos
  43.   The Fool on the Hill
  44.   Take Five
  45.   Shortnin' Bread
  46.   Sounds of the Loop
  47.   I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  48.   Brother Jack
  49.   Time on My Hands
  50.   Calypso Joe
  51.   Shimwa
  52.   My Time Is Your Time
  53.   Bye Bye Blackbird
  54.   Theme from Mission: Impossible
  55.   The Truth
  56.   Summertime
  57.   Someday My Prince Will Come
  58.   It's About Time
  59.   It's Easy
  60.   I Don't Know
  61.   When Johnny Comes
  62.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  63.   Time After Time

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