Thelonious Monk was a jazz pianist. Born in 1917, Monk began playing in New York City and helped usher in the bebop style that would dominate jazz for the rest of the century. Monk would go on to record with such labels as Blue Note, Prestige, Columbia, and more. Thelonious Monk is the second most-recorded jazz artist ever, coming in only behind the great Duke Ellington. And behind his amazing music, Monk was known for his style: always looking cool wearing the perfect combination of glasses, hats, and suits. This vintage Thelonious Monk t-shirt, in excellent condition, features a beautiful portrait by the late famed jazz photographer Lee Tanner.