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

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