Theodorus Priest

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Priest Theodorus Babar Comes to America.jpg
Parody of real jazzman Thelonious Monk in the children's picture book Babar Comes to America (1965) by Laurent de Brunhoff. He appears in a single panel with his quartet, in a Greenwich Village nightclub visited by jazz enthusiast King Babar.

It's not precisely clear which of the five jazz musicians in the illustration is Priest. However, the trumpet player is front and center, leading to the assumption that he should be Priest. However, the trumpet player looks way more like other real jazzman Dizzy Gillespie, with his giant, puffed-out cheeks. Thelonious Monk was a pianist, not a horn player. But the pianist in this group is Caucasian and Monk was African American. So... ?