Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ella Fitzgerald - Get Out of Town (Cole Porter). Paul Smith, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums. Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 1956. From "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book" (Verve MGV 4001-2), lp rip by Jerry Brabenec.

Joe Mondragon got started in 1946 or so with Woody Herman's First Herd and worked with Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Shelly Manne, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many others over the next 20 years or so. I haven't been able to find a photo of him.

Check out the Jazz Discography Project for a treasure trove of jazz discographical information. The William Gottlieb Photo Collection in the Library of Congress has a lot of good jazz photography.


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