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    Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:51:36

    Jazz Drummer Joe Morello Dies - He was 82

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    Reuters reports that celebrated jazz drummer Joe Morello, best known for his work with The Dave Brubeck Quartet during the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 82 years young when he passed. R.I.P., Mr. Morello.

    Morello died on Sunday at his home in Irvington, New Jersey, which is not very far from Manhattan. The cause of death was not yet revealed.

    "His impact on the world of music and on all those whose lives he touched will live forever," read a message on his website, www.joemorello.com.

    Who is your favorite jazz drummer?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.15.11




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