Full Name Joseph
Born Jul 17, 1928 in
Joe Morello played early on with Phil Woods
and Sal Salvador.
during 1952-53 he played with Johnny Smith,
Stan Kenton's Orchestra, Gil Melle and the Marian McPartland
Morello became famous as a member of the Dave
Brubeck Quartet during 1956-67, Giving Brubeck the chance to
experiment with unusual time signatures.
Joe went blind in 1976
Morello mostly works as a drum instructor
since but still plays in reunions with Brubeck and
McPartland. He has led sessions for Score (1956), RCA (1961-2),
Ovation (1969) and DMP (1993-94)