Monk, Thelonious Sphere. (1917 - 1982)
Bold autograph fountain pen signature "Good Luck / Thelonious Monk" from the influential American jazz pianist, composer and arranger who had a highly unique improvisational style and who made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't." Considered one of the most important, and eccentric, figures in modern jazz, he spent most of his life in New York City, playing in nightclubs; in the 1940s, he was one of the first players of bebop.
On a light blue 6.25 x 5.25 album page. Matted to an overall size of 9.75 x 8.75, with several images of the pianist affixed around the signature. In fine condition, with slight toning and a small area of surface loss from pressure to signature; page is permanently affixed to the mat. An exceptionally large and scarce signature from one of jazz’s most unorthodox and influential musicians.