Amazing Drum Solo – Joe Morello

Article By Noddegamra. Filed under: Miscellaneous

Here is an old video of Dave Brubeck’s Quartet playing Take Five on a dutch jazz TV show back in 1961.

Whilst I’m not a drummer myself, it is easy to see that Joe Morello had real talent. Some would say that he was “before his time”. This video is a great example of his skill.

I personally love how formal everyone is, and how (for a short moment) Joe Morello seems to break away from all that and really “let go” of himself. It’s just him and his drumkit, letting out real emotion.

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=DDOgYw5-pNs[/youtube]


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  1. [...] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerpt Here is an old video of Dave Brubeck’s Quartet playing Take Five on a dutch jazz TV show back in 1961. Whilst I’m not a drummer myself, it is easy to see that Joe Morello had real talent. Some would say that he was “before his time”. This video is a great example of his skill. I personally love how formal everyone is, and how ( [...]

  2. I dispute the “ahead of his time” comment. Just because someone’s good at something doesn’t mean they should be living in a more current era.

    Celebrate the good things about the past. In being at a time before now, this man’s talents can be rediscovered by generation after generation. If he was born tomorrow, think how many people would have missed out.

  3. Hmm, nicely put Hudders. Although I meant more how he actually played differently to those of his generation and more like those in ours. I don’t mind when he was born, it was purely a compliment to his ability ;)

  4. By which you’re implying that musicians today are more able then those say, nearly 50 years ago?
    I actually thought more current drummers could learn from him, that it is possible to play drums without bashing ten barrels of shit out of them.

  5. Nope. He played differently as in the style, what he did. Like how Jimi Hendrix is said to be before his time. At the time, no one played like that. He opened peoples minds.

    You guys read too much into things. How about just watching the video, listening to the music and appreciating how great it is, rather than just trying to look for errors and loopholes in my comments about it. lol

  6. That’s just what jazz is about! Experimentation! New ideas! Freedom!

  7. Even though I’m not a fan of jazz(no, I didn’t really ‘like’ this), I can still agree that they’re/he’s good, or even very good. I just don’t really fancy jazz. :)

    Here’s another video with drums in it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXv8xPBGww

    It may not be as good, but I like it.

    It’s Godsmack’s drummer vs Godsmack’s vocal-guy. :)

  8. I was watching some old footage of the Beatles and Rolling Stones dating back to gigs they did in 60′s and quite a few times they were wearing suits and ties. It look really weird, but maybe the TV stations wouldn’t let them perform if they weren’t dressed formally!

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