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Chris Mondak: Eternal Youth

Read "Eternal Youth" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Chris Mondak is a 21-year-old bassist who has already racked up some impressive jazz experiences, studying with Cecil McBee and Dave Holland, and playing with the likes of Jeff Hamilton, Dave Douglas and Wycliffe Gordon. His first CD is mostly made up of his own compositions, which vary between conventional acoustic jazz motifs and funkier electric ...

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Chris Mondak: Eternal Youth

Read "Eternal Youth" reviewed by Don Phipps

New England Conservatory of Music student Chris Mondak's Eternal Youth harkens back to early and hard-bop eras. Mondak, who has studied with Dave Holland and Cecil McBee, composed all of the songs (with the sole exception of “Be Honest with Yourself," which was co-written with his grandfather, Art Mondak). The music has a West Coast—Pacific Jazz ...

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Chris Mondak

Born in Venezuela, raised in Illinois, and now residing in Boston, composer and bassist Chris Mondak, just 21 years of age, already has amassed vast experience in jazz. Chris has studied with bass luminaries Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, and Larry Gray, and performed with the likes of Shelly Berg, Melanie Charles, Dave Douglas, Wayne Escoffery, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Hamilton, Jesus Molina, Matt Savage, and Marvin Stamm. Chris has toured extensively in the U.S., playing with the Jazz band of America, Cincinnati pop/R&B vocalist Emmaline, Chicago rock band Rev Gusto, and his own jazz combo West of Staley