Thelonious, 1920, 1982, afroamerik. Jazzpianist u. -komponist; Mitbegr. des Bebop.
(Sphere) (1917-1982) US jazz pianist and composer. He took part in the development of bebop. He had a highly idiosyncratic style, but numbers such as ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘Blue Monk’ have become standards. Monk worked in Harlem, New York, during the Depression, and became popular in the 1950s.