Legendary jazz drummer Joe Morello has died at the age of 82.
Joe Morello, who was a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, died on Saturday at him home in New Jersey.
Morello’s cause of death has not been released yet.
Brubeck said the loss of his friend “came as a complete shock to me.”
“Many people consider the rhythm section of (bassist) Eugene Wright and Joe Morello in my quartet as being one of the most consistent, swinging rhythm sections in jazz,” Brubeck said in a statement to The Associated Press.
“Drummers worldwide remember Joe as one of the greatest drummers we have known.”
Joe Morello was visually impaired from birth, studying the violin before he became a drummer as a teenager.
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