Today in Black History: October 10, 1917 “Birth of Thelonious Monk”

Thelonious Monk

On October 10, 1917, jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was born.

Thelonious Monk is one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time and one of first creators of modern jazz and bebop. For much of his career, Monk played with small groups at Milton’s Playhouse. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards, including “Well, You Needn’t,” “Blue Monk” and “Round Midnight.”

You can purchase some of Thelonious Monk work here on iTunes and Amazon!

 

Source: Bio.TrueStory 

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