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Another classic drum solo from another classic drummer… the legendary Joe Morello.


– Dave Brubeck’s famous tune “Take 5” has that title because the tune is in 5/4. So is this whole solo.

– The “1… & of 2” motif runs throughout the solo. Is that boring? Man, not for me. I like the approach of using a particular theme/motif for an entire solo so much more than randomly cycling through different ideas and patterns. The latter seems far more boring to me.

– Morello pulls the classic move-the-kick-drum-closer-because-it-slid-away-during-the-loud-part move at 2:13.

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