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Joe Morello

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: July 17, 1928 | Died: March 12, 2011    

Joe Morello

Joe was born on July 17, 1929, in Springfield, Mass. Having impaired vision since birth, he devoted himself to indoor activities. At the age of six, his family’s encouragement led him to study violin. Three years later, he was featured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as soloist in the Mendelsohn Violin Concerto. At the age of twelve, he made a second solo appearance with the orchestra. But upon meeting and hearing his idol, the great Jascha Heifetz, Joe felt he could never achieve “that sound”. So, at the age of fifteen, Joe changed the course of his musical endeavors and began to study drums....
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    Going Places

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1993
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    Joe Morello

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1989
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    Joe Morello: Sextet And Big Band

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1989
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    Percussive Jazz

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1976
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    Another Step Forward

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1969

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Featured recording “Time Out”

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Time Out

Columbia Records (1959)
Joe now endorses DW Drums. DW Collector Series in Desert Sand (custom lacquer finish): 5x14 Edge snare, 9x13 mounted tom, 16x16 floor tom with now 16x22 bass drum. Sabian Cymbals: 13"AAX Studio hi-hats (brilliant finish), 19" AA medium crash (brilliant finish), 21" prototype ride (for 20" Manhattan) and 17" AA medium-thin crash (brilliant finish). His main stay set through out history has been on Ludwig Drums. 20 inches of bass (silver sparkle). Super sensitive snare, 5x14 (chrome metal). Zildjian Cymbals to top it off.
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