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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Joe Morello, R.I.P.

Just heard that Joe Morello, the drummer for Dave Brubeck Quartet immortalized by his drum solo on 'Take Five', had passed.

The news brought back memories of a trip my wife and I took to Greece in 2003, and the warm hospitality of her cousins.

I especially remember that,  after we'd arrived in the port town of Agios Kostantinos, our host--among other things, a jazz drummer--regaled us with a rendition of Joe's solo, a testimony to the universality of great jazz. 

For more on Joe, check out Drummerworld.

Click here for 'Take Five'.