C*LTURE: Thelonious Monk


An essential figure in bebop and a pioneer of modern jazz.

Thelonious Monk


Photo: Burt Glinn/Magnum


One of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century, Thelonious Monk had a individual improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire. Thelonious’s inovation on the piano was extraordinary. His amazing ability as a performer paved the way for future artists.


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