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Joe Mondragon

b, 1920-1987 US, Antonito, Colorado
Musician of Jazz

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.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Santa Anita on Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Hooray For Hollywood on Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
The Blindfold Test No. 3 on Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Arcadia on Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Jump for Me on An Odyssey of Immortal Jazz Performances by Various Artists
Theme from Lighthouse on An Odyssey of Immortal Jazz Performances by Various Artists

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