|Thelonius Monk, 1917 -1982|
Harvey Nuemis had inherited Nuemis Mortuary from his father Frederick, passed down the family line since 1869. Life as an up and coming MORTICIAN in a small town was hell for young Harvey.
Once dirt roads were covered with BLACKTOP, poor Harvey was INSULTED daily and thrown down by local high school thugs onto the black streets. Yet Harvey had a dream.
Harvey pictured himself as a DYNAMIC JAZZ pianist in the Copa Cabana, wherever that was. Bodyguards surrounded him, pushing back the throngs who wished to touch him, to INTERFERE with his music.
At every funeral, as Harvey played funeral hymns on the cheap electric organ, he was playing " 'Round Midnight" in his head, right next to Thelonius Monk.
Oh, Harvey, to be so lucky.
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