Monk was a pianist.
Isn't his trio the most famous thing he's done? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id3QU5nJXQg
the sound of Roys ride cymbal on that record stops me in my tracks every single timeChick Corea trio w/Roy Haynes on Drums....(If I remember correctly, 1968)..."Now He Sings,
Now He Sobs"....the thing about this Chick Corea trio album was that Roy played Paiste
Flat Rides! I think it was the first recording of flat rides.