"The piano ain't got no wrong notes!" So ranted Thelonious Sphere Monk, who proved his point every time he sat down at the keyboard. In the first book on Thelonious Monk based on exclusive access to the Monk family papers and private recordings, as well as on a decade of prodigious research, prize-winning historian Robin D. G. Kelley brings to light a startlingly different Thelonious Monk - witty, intelligent, generous, politically engaged, brutally honest, and a devoted father and husband. [...]it is about his unique friendship with the Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter, a scion of the famous Rothschild family whose relationship with Monk and other jazz musicians has long been the subject of speculation and rumor.
Myers, Bill; Ridley, Larry (2014) Thelonius Monk. In: JAZZed: Practical Ideas & Techniques for Jazz Educators, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 41. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/628394/.