Back to B.C. by Johnny Hart for January 14, 2021


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    AFFICIONADO  3 months ago

    Who’s Morello?

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    dave1960  3 months ago

    … And it’s great for swatting flies….

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    Meg, Apropos of Nothing  3 months ago

    Morello? Is he that kid who never lies or his nose will grow?

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Uh huh.

    Until he makes that RACKET outside your cave at 3AM while you’re trying to sleep.

    THEN, he’s the BIGGEST a$$hat in town.

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    J Short Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s a name I haven’t heard for years. At one point he was considered the number one drummer in the world; which of course is totally subjective. This debate became quite heated with the Buddy Rich fans.

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    rawalko  3 months ago

    Joe switched from traditional grip to match grip in the middle of Take Five for his solo. For millions of student drummers, that was a big deal.

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    guyjen2004  3 months ago

    Joe Morello is my favorite drummer of all time. He’s from my home state and I know a couple of old-timers who knew him. Apparently he was a really good guy on top of being a great musician. I say musician rather than drummer because he started out as a violinist and was so good he was invited to solo for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 9 or 10.

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    Mark Jackson Premium Member 3 months ago

    Taking nothing away from Joe Morello – I’m a big fan of the Dave Brubeck Quartet – but the drumming on this version of “Take 5” is worth a listen:

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    seamusrmacdonald  3 months ago

    Joe Morello, drummer with Dave Brubeck. Started out as a classical violinist. Great musician, he could play a great press roll with one hand and use the free hand to do a multiplicity of other things. I played drums for years and could not begin to do that.

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