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Joe Morello

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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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Joe Morello


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Joe Morello

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Joe Morello

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  2.   Time on My Hands
  3.   I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  4.   Time After Time
  5.   Fatha Time
  6.   When Johnny Comes
  7.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  8.   Shimwa
  9.   Brother Jack
  10.   Mother Time
  11.   My Time Is Your Time
  12.   Sounds of the Loop
  13.   Every Time We Say Goodbye
  14.   It's About Time
  15.   Every Time
  16.   Just in Time
  17.   Shortnin' Bread
  18.   It's Easy
  19.   Summertime

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