How November 22, 1963 Bumped Thelonious Monk’s Time Magazine Cover Story 

Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original — one of the most compelling biographies I’ve read on any subject — recounts in this Jerry Jazz Musician post the backstory behind how, in November 1963, Thelonious Monk got entangled, for neither the first nor last time, in the wheels of history. There’s more, including Kelley’s views of the controversies surrounding the Monk feature that ultimately made Time’s cover in February 1964 — an issue I remember vividly, from my days as a middle schooler. Make sure you click through to JJM's lengthy 2009 interview with Kelley, brimming with the kinds of disclosures and insights on Monk that make Robin Kelley's biography so arresting.



-Nick Moy

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How November 22, 1963 Bumped Thelonious Monk’s Time Magazine Cover Story

Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original — one of the most compelling biographies I’ve read on any subject — recounts in this Jerry Jazz Musician post the backstory behind how, in November 1963, Thelonious Monk got entangled, for neither the first nor last time, in the wheels of history. There’s more, including Kelley’s views of the controversies surrounding the Monk feature that ultimately made Time’s cover in February 1964 — an issue I remember vividly, from my days as a middle schooler. Make sure you click through to JJM's lengthy 2009 interview with Kelley, brimming with the kinds of disclosures and insights on Monk that make Robin Kelley's biography so arresting.

-Nick Moy

Read Interview…

Follow: Mosaic Records Facebook Tumblr Twitter
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