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Thelonious Sphere Monk (Rocky Mount, North Carolina 10th October 1917 - Hartsdale, New York 17th February 1982) was a pianist and composer.

Widely considered as one of the most important musicians in jazz – he is one of only five jazz musicians to be featured on the cover of Time – Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight No Chaser" and "Well… read more

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  • I agree completely. In fact it's my favorite Monk album and one of my top 10-15 albums of all time.
  • Alone In San Francisco needs more love. Such an amazing solo record.
  • No, not free jazz.
  • Nice fingers dude.
  • Nice fingers dude.
  • Cool Music
  • Cool Music
  • Cool Music
  • Its no free Jazz. Great chords and scales. Great componist and great interpreter. Ruby my dear ! Round midnight ! I mean you !

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