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RIP Joe Morello

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

  1. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.


    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


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

    Hoos3725 Member

    A revolutionary drummer.
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