They're both "Bebop" musicians, which typically was jazz where there were a few musicians per band. There is a song structure and then often there are numerous solos; usually at least one per song.
Thelonious Monk's band had no guitarist, Wes Montgomery's band had no saxophonist, and they both had bassists, drummers, and pianists.
Just for a short summary, again, good to start with. With Thelonious Monk, I also recommend his Straight No Chaser album; one of it's songs, Kojo no Tsuki, is just amazing. But... some of the songs' lengths might be intimidating, just for a warning; don't let it repel you, just sit back and listen, with a different mindset.
If you like this, I also recommend Miles Davis (the album Kind of Blue) and John Coltrane (the album Blue Train) - also really good listens.
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Sun Ra Arkestra
Miles Davis (I'm partial to his 1969 to 1976 "Electric" era)
Peter Brotzmann (LOTS of Squiggly Free Jazz Tenor Sax squeal & skronk)
Grachan Moncur/Jackie McClean
Min Bul/Terje Rypdahl
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Also, not 'Jazz' per se, but I'm incuding these as the Jazz influence is strong enough to be lumped in as Jazz:
Fela Kuti & The Afrika 70/80
James Chance & The Contortions
Plastic People Of The Universe
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I like jazz fusion a decent amount. I listen to lots of Japanese jazz fusion. Jazz fusion was big in Japan, and the Japanese make utterly fantastic jazz fusion for some reason. I think it's more their attention to detail.
So for some Japanese jazz fusion people:
Also, I quite like Shakatak for non Japanese jazz fusion. Unfortunately, I don't really know much about stuff not jazz fusion. I got Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child album in mp3, and Magic Windows on vinyl. I got a bunch of various 78s of jazz, too, but haven't really given them a serious listen. But yeah, Japanese jazz fusion, pretty sweet music to me. _________________ Too kawaii to live...
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