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Thelonious Monk

Read "Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Thelonious Sphere Monk is one of the true great jazz originals.

Monk's family moved from North Carolina to jny: New York City while he was still an infant. He began piano lessons around age 12, playing Harlem rent parties then graduating to Harlem clubs such as Minton's Playhouse. Monk often played with Dizzy Gillespie ...