Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk[2] (/θəˈlniəs/, October 10, 1917[3] – Februar 17, 1982) wis an American jazz pianist an componer. Monk haed a unique improvisational style an made numerous contreibutions tae the staundart jazz repertoire, includin "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", an "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the seicont maist-recordit jazz componer efter Duke Ellington, which is pairteecularly remerkable as Ellington componed mair nor a thoosand pieces, whauras Monk wrote aboot 70.[4]

Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947 (William P. Gottlieb 06191).jpg
Monk at Minton's Playhouse, New York, 1947
Background information
Birth nameThelonious Sphere Monk
Born10 October 1917(1917-10-10)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.
Deid17 Februar 1982(1982-02-17) (aged 64)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresJazz, cuil jazz, bebop, haurd bop
ThriftMuisicker, componer
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1940s–1973[1]
LabelsBlue Note, Prestige, Riverside, Columbia
Associate actsMilt Jackson, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Pettiford, John Coltrane, Art Blakey
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ReferencesEedit

  1. Yanow, Scott. "Thelonious Monk". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  2. "Thelonious Monk (American musician) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. Robin D.G. Kelley Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of American Original, London: JR Books, 2010, p.1. The source identifies the day of Monk's fortieth birthday in 1957.
  4. Giddins, Gary & Scott DeVeaux. Jazz (2009). New York: W.W. Norton & Co, ISBN 978-0-393-06861-0.