Thelonious Sphere Monk – October 10, 1917[4] – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including “‘Round Midnight”, “Blue Monk”, “Straight, No Chaser”, “Ruby, My Dear”, “In Walked Bud”, and “Well, You Needn’t”. Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington

Thelonious Monk: Quirky for a Family Man

Quirky and original are good descriptions of Thelonious Monk, who is one of the all-time greatest composers, pianist, bandleaders, and improvisers in modern music.

It wasn’t only his style of dress with his beanies, cravats, and goatee, nor his way of standing up and spinning around dancing while enjoying his band during their finer moments, but these things along with his  music makes him one of the most unique human beings that walked the planet.