All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
Interview in Down Beat magazine (28 October 1971)
Monk enters the studio and starts playing, the rest of the musicians join him. After few minutes of play the technician from his room shouts and stops the band.] Monk: "Why did we stop?" Technician: "I thought you were rehearsing." Monk: "Aren't we always?"Thelonious Monk
Working with Monk is like falling down a dark elevator shaft.Thelonious Monk