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Joe Morello

Born: July 17, 1928 | Died: March 12, 2011    Primary Instrument: Drums

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
Joe Morello
Digital
1993


Morello Standard Time
Joe Morello
DMP
1994


Another Step Forward
Joe Morello
Ovation
1993


It's About Time
Joe Morello
RCA
1961


Joe Morello Sextet
Joe Morello
Intro
1956

As A Side Musician


Time Out
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia
1959


Countdown: Time in Outer Space
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia
1962


The Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia
1963

Time Further Out
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia
1961


Music From West Side Story
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia
1963


Brubeck & Rushing
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia
1965


Collections
Art Pepper
Toshiba
2003


Tomorrow's Another Day
Ken Sero Trio
1996


New Vibe Man in Town
Gary Burton
RCA
1967


Cuban Fire
Stan Kenton
Capitol
1956


Young Woods
Phill Woods
Frech Sounds
2006


Dream of You
Helen Merrill
Fresh Sounds
1956


Jazz Winds from a New Direction
Hank Garland
Columbia
1961


Love Songs
Louis Armstrong
Sony
2000


Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions
Gil Melle'
Blue Note
1998


Sweet Paul Vol 1
Paul Desmond
Blue Note
1950


Big Apple Bash
Jay McShann (Herbie Mann, Joe Morello, Gerry Mulligan, John Scofield)
Wounded Bird
1971


Complete Debut Recordings
Charles Mingus
Debut
1951


The Gamut
Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble
Digital
1994


Best of Ken Burns Jazz
Ken Burns
Sony
2000


Jazz Winds from a New Direction
Tony Bennett
Sony
2007


The Jazz Guitarist
Chuck Wayne and Zoot Zimms
Savoy
1953


Supercussion
Dick Schory's Persussion Pops Orchestra
RCA
1963

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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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