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

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