Posts by Joe Corsello

On The Beat with Joe Corsello

By Modern Drummer Joe talks about his years with Modern Drummer, Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins and more. Hello MD! To begin, in 1976 I received a phone call from a guy who said he was going to come out with a quarterly drum magazine. His name was Ron Spagnardi. The name of the magazine was going to…

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Giacomo Gates: G8S

By NICHOLAS F. MONDELLO Writer for All About Jazz 2018 worldwide news reports have detailed all sorts of technologically-assisted archaeological finds. In the US, a previously unreleased John Coltrane album and other musical discoveries have popped up. And—whaddya know?—here is an unreleased and enhanced set of tracks from the Hipster to the Hip, Giacomo Gates.…

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Stamford-Norwalk Area Has a Rich Musical Tradition

When Roy Haynes headlines the Norwalk Jazz Festival in Veterans Memorial Park today, audience members will experience a living legend with a historic link to the music that few living musicians possess.

The drummer’s career has placed him with some of the music’s greatest innovators during periods of crucial growth in jazz.

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Talking Jazz

Joe Corsello is one of the few highly accomplished musicians of his generation to have had several fulltime careers. His early and serious interest in music, and his natural talent, allowed him to achieve early success…

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Joe Corsello: Strong Second Act

All About Jazz
The first act of Joe Corsello’s career as a jazz drummer was in the 1970s, when he worked in a number of noteworthy mainstream ensembles, ranging from Benny Goodman to Marian McPartland to Zoot Sims. He left singer Peggy Lee’s band to join the short-lived jazz-rock group, New York Mary, which included guitarist John Scofield and recorded for the Arista Records label….

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