We can't stop watching to these epic solos.
It's hard not to get insanely jealous of some musicians' abilities, and this week we're remembering the legend that was jazz drummer Joe Morello; what we'd give to be able to perform rhythms with that amount of speed and dexterity! Some of Morello's solos are essential viewing.
Max Weinberg was one of Joe Morello's students
The Massachusetts-born Morello, who sadly passed away at the age of 82 in 2011, played with The Dave Brubeck Quartet in the 60s, and also became a teacher of his trade releasing 6 books about all things drum-related. Some of his most noted work was on the band's songs 'Take Five', 'Blue Rondo à la Turk' and 'Unsquare Dance'.
Continue reading: Joe Morello: The Greatest Percussionist Of All Time?
Date of birth
17th July, 1928
Date of death
12th March, 2011
Place of birth