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

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