Joe Mondragon

Born 2 February 1920. Died July 1987
Joe Mondragon
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1920-02-02
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Joe Mondragon

Joe Mondragon Biography (Wikipedia)

Joe Mondragon (February 2, 1920 – July 1987) was an American jazz bassist.

Mondragon was an autodidact on bass, and began working professionally in Los Angeles. He served in the Army during World War II, and then joined Woody Herman's First Herd in 1946. Over the next two decades, he became one of the more popular studio bassists for jazz recording on the West Coast, appearing on albums by June Christy, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich, Buddy DeFranco, Marty Paich, Claude Williamson, Georgie Auld, Chet Baker, Bob Cooper, Harry Sweets Edison, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Bud Shank and Ella Fitzgerald. Mondragon can also be heard on soundtracks for films such as The Wild One and Pete Kelly's Blues.

Mondragon never recorded as a leader.

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Arthur Hamilton
Cry Me A River
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Cry Me A River
Ella Fitzgerald
With A Song In My Heart
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With A Song In My Heart
Hoagy Carmichael
Winter Moon
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Winter Moon
Sam Rubinowitch, Don Lamond, Flip Phillips, Neal Reid, Ed Kiefer, Pete Candoli, Woody Herman, Woody Herman, Chuck Wayne, Bill Harris, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Ralph Pfeffner, Conrad Gozzo, Jimmy Rowles, Red Norvo, John La Porta, Mickey Folus, Cappy Lewis, Sonny Berman, Shorty Rogers, Sam Marowitz & Joe Mondragon
Lady McGowan's Dream
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Lady McGowan's Dream
Hampton Hawes
Where or When (feat. Joe Mondragon & Larry Bunker)
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Where or When (feat. Joe Mondragon & Larry Bunker)
Lee Konitz
Lady Be Good (feat. Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Mondragon & Larry Bunker)
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Lady Be Good (feat. Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Mondragon & Larry Bunker)
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