Mudcat Café message #3113057 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Art Thieme
13-Mar-11 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Joe Morello RIP March 2011
Subject: RE: Obit: Joe Morello RIP March 2011
I saw them a few years running at the Indiana Jazz Festival---1956, 1957. It was the time of Take Five and TIME OUT being new. Blue Rondo Ala Turk. For me, Brubeck was just there, and ok I guess---but Desmond was the best at the lyric laid back tunes. I have a recording of Desmond and Chet Baker and Barney Kessel and some others doing a jazz CONCERTO ARANJUES by Rodrigo. It was simply sublime. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Joe Morello. Their music, before folk took me over, was the great alternative to A.M. radio top 40 pap that still continues today as treakely nostalgia doo-wap B.S. music. Just one guys opinion.

Art Thieme