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Joe Morello Drum Solo Circa 1961

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Joe Morello This is for all you drummers out there playing and working in a live band. This is a video clip of Jazz drum legend Joe Morello from around 1961. Joe is famous for his control of accents and rebounds. He played for many years with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and he's featured on over 60 albums recorded by Dave Brubeck.

Joe Morello's album count is very impressive as he's played on over 120 albums. He's also written many top selling books about drumming inluding his book “Master Studies." He is also included in Modern Drummer Magazine's Hall Of Fame.

What I like about this clip is the way Joe is using his hands to play his drum set at the beginning of the solo. It really makes me wonder if John Bonham had seen Joe Morello play like this at some point. As I'm sure you're aware, John Bonham has a nice section in his “Moby Dick" solo where he plays with his hands. I guess we all learn from our heroes.


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