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.
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