Thelonious Monk! “The Piano Man Who Dug Be-Bop”

PM Daily, February 22, 1948
Words by Ira Peck; photos by Irving Haberman and Morris Gordon.
“Picture on Ceiling of blues singer Billie Holiday provides Monk with inspiration while composing. Dizzy Gillespie’s picture is on wall at left.”
“Thelonious Monk, apostle of a new jazz cult, be-bop, playing a few bars for Teddy Hill at Minton’s, where bop was born.”


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