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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.

Website: Thelonious Monk

Instagram: @theloniousmonk


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