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Joe Morello

Born: Jul 17, 1928

Death: Mar 12, 2011

Birthplace: Springfield

Profession: Teacher

Nationality: United States

Joe Morello

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1928
Date of Death : Mar 12, 2011
Birth Place : Springfield

Joseph Albert "Joe" Morello was a jazz drummer best known for his 12½-year stint with The Dave Brubeck Quartet. He was frequently noted for playing in the unusual time signatures employed by that group in such pieces as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk". Popular for its work on college campuses during the 1950s, Brubeck’s group reached new heights with Morello. In June 1959, Morello participated in a recording session with the quartet — completed by the alto saxophonist Paul Desmond and the bassist Eugene Wright — that yielded “Kathy’s Waltz” and “Three to Get Ready,” both of which intermingled 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures.


  • Teacher
  • Drummer

Also known as

  • Morello, Joe
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