Ben Monder

Anna Yatsevich

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Ben Monder's sound world has a Jekyll-and-Hyde quality. Since the early '90s, the guitarist's fluid, lambent, often borderline-ambient contributions have accented and elevated a vast array of projects, from the Maria Schneider Orchestra to his longstanding duo with vocalist Theo Bleckmann.