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In honor of what would have been the legendary Bebop keyboardist’s 92nd birthday, here are some clips of the Monk in action. Above you see Thelonius at the piano, along with Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums, performing his signature tune, “Blue Monk” in Oslo, Norway, in 1966. After the jump, check out more of this genius of modern music.

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