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Joe Morello

1928 - 2011

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Joseph Albert Morello (July 17, 1928 – March 12, 2011) was an American jazz drummer best known for serving as the drummer for pianist Dave Brubeck, as part of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, from 1957 to 1972, including during the quartet's "classic lineup" from 1958 to 1968, which also included alto saxophonist Paul Desmond and bassist Eugene Wright. Morello's facility for playing unusual time signatures and rhythms enabled that group to record a series of albums that explored unusual time signatures. The most notable of these was the first in the series, the 1959 album Time Out, which contained the hit songs "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo à la Turk". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Morello has received more than 454,553 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Joe Morello is the 1,485th most popular musician (down from 1,256th in 2019), the 7,446th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,244th in 2019) and the 571st most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Joe Morello ranks 1,485 out of 2,662Before him are Steve Hogarth, Afrojack, Marc Ribot, Pepper Adams, Mick Thomson, and Thurston Moore. After him are Daniel Viglietti, Guy Berryman, Gilby Clarke, Jimmy Miller, Leonidas Kavakos, and Lee Ranaldo.

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Among people born in 1928, Joe Morello ranks 394Before him are Karel Mejta Sr, Gregory Walcott, Lloyd Ruby, Fritz Herkenrath, Albert Salmi, and Jean Dotto. After him are Vic Damone, Mustapha Zitouni, Tom Lehrer, Stanley Mandelstam, Emilio Caprile, and Alfred Hrdlicka. Among people deceased in 2011, Joe Morello ranks 313Before him are David Hess, Hubert Sumlin, May-Louise Flodin, Liviu Ciulei, Sun Axelsson, and Tatyana Shchelkanova. After him are Walter Giller, Willy De Clercq, Bernard Nathanson, Nasser Hejazi, Finn Helgesen, and Agustín García-Gasco Vicente.

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Among people born in United States, Joe Morello ranks 7,446 out of 18,182Before him are Don Bragg (1935), Cathy Moriarty (1960), Thurston Moore (1958), Dennis Sullivan (1941), David S. Goyer (1965), and Camille Keaton (1947). After him are Louis L'Amour (1908), Jane Wyatt (1910), Joan Hackett (1934), Stan Brakhage (1933), Jane Curtin (1947), and Vic Damone (1928).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Joe Morello ranks 571Before him are Michael Franks (1944), Jeff Mills (1963), Marc Ribot (1954), Pepper Adams (1930), Mick Thomson (1973), and Thurston Moore (1958). After him are Gilby Clarke (1962), Jimmy Miller (1942), Lee Ranaldo (1956), Flavor Flav (1959), Lyle Mays (1953), and Bret Michaels (1963).