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date: 20 April 2019

Monk, Thelonious (Sphere) [Thelonious, Jr.; Thelious Junior] (b Rocky Mount, NC, 10 Oct 1917; d Weehawken, NJ, 5 Feb 1982). Pianist, composer, and bandleader. 

The Grove Dictionary of American Music
Gabriel SolisGabriel Solis

Once nicknamed the “Mad Monk” and known for his odd hats and penchant for inscrutable witticisms, he is generally acknowledged ...

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