SKF NOTE: I interviewed Joe Morello in 1978 at his New Jersey home. My friend and fellow drummer, Chris Conrade, was with me. We three sat in Joe’s living room and Joe often played during the interview with drumsticks on his nearby drum pad.
In this excerpt Joe is looking for a simple way to describe his understanding of drum technique. If you’re listening to this excerpt you will hear Joe talk about technique and demonstrate what he talks about on his drum pad. He also talks about his “good friend” Mel Lewis’s technique, and a little bit about Buddy Rich.
This is all timeless drummer food for thought.