Sunday, March 13, 2011

Joe Morello: 1928-2011

Joe Morello was my truest introduction to jazz drumming. He possessed a sort of nerdy coolness, which personified the Dave Brubeck Quartet in its heyday. Morello passed away yesterday. Read about him here.

Listen to "Take Five" in concert here, and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" in studio and in concert...


At March 14, 2011 at 7:35:00 AM PDT, Blogger refugee from reason said...

Oh yes, one of the greats who I saw many times in NYC, the Newport Jazz Festival and other venues. We're losing the old guys, but as I listen to jazz on iTunes radio while I work, I find it heartening to know that there are others moving in so the music will not be lost and will continue to grow.


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