Thelonious Monkjazz pianist, composer, arranger
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger known for his influence on avant-garde jazz and for making the first bebop records with fellow musicians Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. He composed “Round Midnight,” “Straight No Chaser,” and “Epistrophy.”Died: 2/17/1982
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