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Monk, Thelonious

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMonk, TheloniousThelonious MonkMonk, The‧lo‧ni‧ous /θəˈləʊniəs $ -ˈloʊ-/  (1917-1982) a US jazz pianist and composer. Many people consider him to be the person who started the Bebop style, but he later developed his own very different style of piano playing. In the late 1940s and early 1950s he recorded with musicians such as Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Max Roach, and Sonny Rollins. In the late 1950s he also performed with John Coltrane.
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