October 10, 2016 | by Ross Eustis
Thelonious Monk (William Gottlieb Collection)
Pianist, composer, iconoclast, and jazz icon Thelonious Sphere Monk has inspired generations of music fans and musicians alike. His indelible compositions are among the most beloved in the jazz pantheon. We commemorate Monk's 100th Birthday at the SFJAZZ Center on October 13-15 with a series featuring Danilo Perez's PanaMonk, Jason Moran's "In My Mind" and John Beasley's Monk'estra.
In meantime, explore the influence of the "High Priest of Bebop" in a curated playlist.