Monk was the master of the single note, perfectly selected, timed, and struck so that it would have a symphonic amplitude. Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music.
A great way to learn more about the piano is to take the panels or music desk off. This is a great idea for students as well. It helps someone learning to play understand what happens in-between a note being hit and the melody singing out.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.