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Thelonious Monk Quartet

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History

Thelonious Sphere Monk (Rocky Mount, North Carolina 10th October 1917 - Hartsdale, New York 17th February 1982) was a jazz pianist and composer. Widely considered as one of the most important musicians in jazz -- he is one of only five jazz musicians to be featured on the cover of Time -- Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't."

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Members

Shadow Wilson (drums)
Present
Thelonious Monk (piano)
Present
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
1956 - 1956
Wilbur Ware (double bass)
1957 July - 1957 August

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Discography

Studio Album

1962
Album has 9 releases