Cherishing Morello’s Three-Star Album

SKF NOTE: Having once owned — and listened many times — to Joe Morello‘s Another Step Forward album, I think Jim Szantor’s 1970 review is fair. What is impossible to write about with accuracy is how Joe Morello sounds on his album. To my ears, then and now, Morello’s drums and cymbals always sound beautiful.

I recall very well finding gems of Morello ensemble work, soloing, and use of sticks, brushes, and mallets on this album. And as the years, and great drummers like Joe Morello, go by, musicians — especially percussionists — will cherish every chance to hear the greats, even their three star albums.

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