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RIP Joe Morello

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

    http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2011/03/13/legendary_jazz_drummer_joe_morello_dies_at_82/?p1=News_links

    Most everyone knows "Take Five" (
    ), but there also was "Castilian Blues" (
    ) (although on the album Countdown: Time in Outer Space, Morello had a nice solo with "Castilian Drums.") Here's another example from the album Time Further Out called "Unsquare Dance;" it's written in 7/4.
    (this includes some very trippy dancing).

    As someone who is a musician, specifically a percussionist, I know it must have been quite difficult to keep up with the quartet's taste for odd time signatures (5/4, 9/8, 11/4), so Morello had his hands full. But he was perfect with Brubeck, Paul Desmond (alto) and Eugene Wright (bass).
     
  2. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    RIP...

    Heaven must've needed a new beat.
     
  3. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    A revolutionary drummer.
     
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