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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.   Time on My Hands
  3.   I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  4.   Time After Time
  5.   A Little Bit of Blues
  6.   You're Drivin' Me Crazy
  7.   Sweet Georgia Brown
  8.   I've Got the World on a String
  9.   I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  10.   Skylark
  11.   Tenor Blooz
  12.   The Nightly Round (Cymbal Simon)
  13.   It's Only a Paper Moon
  14.   Pepper Steak
  15.   Secret Love
  16.   Have You Met Miss Jones?
  17.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  18.   Doxy
  19.   I Should Care
  20.   Yardbird Suite
  21.   Alone Together
  22.   In Your Own Sweet Way
  23.   Baroque
  24.   Fatha Time
  25.   Bye Bye Blackbird
  26.   Parisian Thoroughfare
  27.   Someday My Prince Will Come
  28.   Take Five
  29.   Topsy
  30.   Sweet and Lovely
  31.   Calypso Joe
  32.   The Carioca
  33.   It's Easy
  34.   Give Me a Simple Tune
  35.   When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  36.   The Fool on the Hill
  37.   One for Amos
  38.   Timeless
  39.   That's the Way It Goes
  40.   Not So Fast
  41.   Over the Rainbow
  42.   I Don't Know
  43.   Little Girl
  44.   The Truth
  45.   Church Key
  46.   Theme from Mission: Impossible
  47.   Sounds of the Loop
  48.   When You Wish upon a Star
  49.   Just in Time
  50.   Brother Jack
  51.   The Sound of Silence
  52.   My Time Is Your Time
  53.   Every Time
  54.   Shimwa
  55.   Summertime
  56.   The Beginning of Time
  57.   When Johnny Comes
  58.   Autumn Leaves
  59.   Straight Life
  60.   It's About Time
  61.   Mother Time
  62.   Every Time We Say Goodbye
  63.   Shortnin' Bread

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