Which Monk Circle?
Good news for jazz lovers: Thelonious Monk has a New York City street named after him. Part of West 63rd Street, where he once lived, is now Thelonious Sphere Monk Circle. Just one problem: the City didn’t spell his name right. To get the facts about Monk’s name, The New York Times did what any mortal with a jazz question would do: they went to Phil Schaap for the answers. Which, no surprise to us, he had.