Thelonious Monk has a Starscore of 1,318,894 and is No.34202 today on the Global social media chart
With a total of 481,515 Facebook fans. Today Thelonious Monk gained 118 Facebook fans. His social media ranking has moved down 16 places in the daily Jazz Chart to no.119 and remains at no.48 in the all time Jazz Chart.
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Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music. 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. Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70. His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations. This was not a style universally appreciated; poet and jazz critic Philip Larkin dismissed Monk as 'the elephant on the keyboard'. Monk's manner was idiosyncratic. Visually, he was renowned for his distinctive style in suits, hats and sunglasses. He was also noted for the fact that at times, while the other musicians in the band continued playing, he would stop, stand up from the keyboard and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano. He is one of five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time as of 2010.