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

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