Joe Morello – Morello Standard Time (1994)

Joe Morello - Morello Standard Time (1994)
Artist: Joe Morello
Album: Morello Standard Time
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop
Origin: USA
Released: 1994
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Paper Moon (5:35)
When You Wish Upon A Star (6:42)
One For Amos (5:12)
Take Five (6:42)
Bye Bye Blackbird (5:14)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (7:20)
Someday My Prince Will Come (4:19)
In Your Own Sweet Way (6:34)
Alone Together (4:16)
Doxy (4:13)


Drummer Joe Morello’s second date as a leader for DMP (and only third since 1962) uses the same lineup of musicians as the previous one: tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama, pianist Greg Kogan and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. Although a powerful drummer, Morello is mostly content to feature his sidemen, particularly the up-and-coming Lalama, whose style fits perfectly into late-1950s hard bop. Highlights of the often delightful bop set include “Paper Moon,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” “Doxy” and “Take Five.”
Review by Scott Yanow