Thelonious Sphere Monk


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Noun1.Thelonious Sphere Monk - United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)Thelonious Sphere Monk - United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
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| 1982: Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, who helped develop bebop, died.
1982: Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, instrumental in the development of 'bebop', died.
Jazz historians mostly agree that Bebop was a style also represented by the collective efforts (performance and composition) of Parker, trumpeter, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie and pianist, Thelonious Sphere Monk. However, it was Parker's development of the specific motivic language and idiomatic inflections that established the true earmarks of the style.