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

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