Sorry to be the bearer of sad news. Joe Morello passed away in the hospital this morning. He was 82 and had been having heart trouble. No other details at this time. His wisdom, musicianship and wit will be missed.
Party it up Joe, wherever you are! No more physical ailments to keep you down! You made some mark on this world, wow....
Thank you for everything you gave us. You will always live on in our hearts and minds..
This is a sad day for our community of musicians. I will try to get more information from Darius Brubeck, while Jeff and some of the others here who studied with him might know more about memorial services etc. We can never forget what an important teacher he has been for the past few decades alongside the obvious superhuman drumming legacy.
Damn! My heartfelt thoughts to his family & friends. Yet another loss to the world of music. Take five, probably the first non 4/4 thing I ever played. Thank you JM, you even influenced this crappy rock drummer.