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

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