Tag Archives: Joe Morello

Neil Peart on Tony Williams’s ‘Fred’

SKF NOTE: My friend and music writer par excellence, Chip Stern, had a very good, albeit short-lived, idea for a drummer’s magazine. I did some writing for Chip’s magazine, but I don’t know that any of it saw the light … Continue reading

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Joe Morello Ludwig Ad 1962

SKF NOTE: I have seen three Ludwig ads with this same terrific look. I posted a Buddy Rich ad from, I think, this series, here. This ad is from the inside front cover of the July 5, 1962 issue of … Continue reading

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The Day Jimmy Madison Rescued Joe Morello

Ludwig‘s Facebook post today commemorating the company’s 400 Supra-Phonic Snare Drum reminds me of story involving drummers Jimmy Madison and Joe Morello. Madison told me the story during our interview which was published in the October 1982 Modern Drummer. Madison … Continue reading

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Asking Joe Morello: Have You Lost Your Chops?

SKF NOTE: I remember very well how nervous, how uncomfortable I was asking 48-year old Joe Morello if he had lost his chops. The back story to this interview is here. Suffice it to say I was sitting right next … Continue reading

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‘The World’s Greatest Drummer is Louis Bellson’

SKF NOTE: My Uncle Bob, older brother Craig, and I are standing in the dirt driveway at Charles R. Fish Nurseries, 39 School Street, Auburn, Massachusetts. I’m maybe 10 years old. Craig is one-and-a-half years older. The sun is shining … Continue reading

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Joe Morello: Technique is Expressing What’s In Your Mind

SKF NOTE: This segment from my early 1980’s Modern Drummer interview with Joe Morello is explained here. In this part, my friend and fellow drummer, Chris Conrade and I, are asking Joe about the classic drum book, Stick Control. Scott … Continue reading

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Joe Morello on ‘Take Five’: They’re Still Playing the Damn Thing

SKF NOTE: The back story to this interview is here. In this segment, Joe Morello tells how the classic “Take Five” came to be. Caveat: Everything Joe says here was said in good humor – which can be lost with … Continue reading

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