The John Wilcock comic returns with the story of Thelonious Monk's heroin arrest, followed by John's personal memory of seeing Monk play at the Five Spot.
1) COUNTERPUNCH on "Out Walked Monk" by Jeffrey St. Clair
2) JAZZ TIMES on "The Cabaret Card and Jazz"
3) NPR on "Unearthing Unknown Monk, Coltrane Recording"
(Audio discussing the Five Spot performances at 4 minutes)
From an ongoing interview and biography of John Wilcock, a prolific editor and publisher of 1960's underground newspapers.
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A comic strip about Freddie Herko, who was a captivating and influential artist in New York, until his untimely death at age 28, in 1964. From John Wilcock, New York Years. (Supplements include Andy Warhol’s screen test of Herko and an appreciation from The Guardian)
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