Thelonious Monk

jazz pianist, composer, arranger
Born: 10/10/1917
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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