Re: Joe Morello
Yes, his name was Frank Arsenault. He was truly a superb drummer. He taught us to play on a matress or pillow to develop our stick control, advise that really paid off for me.
A little trivia about Joe Morello. Once he was just warming up and goofing around with some different time signatures. Dave Brubeck wandered by and asked him what he was up to. Oh, just playing around with some 5/4 time. Brubeck was so impressed that he asked Joe to get together with Paul Desmond and work something up. And that's how Take 5 came about.