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.
And we’re done! We (along with John, who loved that this was serialized) would like to thank everyone on Boing Boing, and all readers, for following this story over the pace of a page or two every month. The obvious question: What’s next? Answer: There will be a Kickstarter — likely around June — to […]
Thank you for reading — After eight years on Boing Boing, the John Wilcock story will conclude next week! — From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall — (See all Boing Boing installments)
— TWO WILCOCK COMICS REMAIN UNTIL THE SERIES CONCLUDES! — From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall — (See all Boing Boing installments)
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The last few weeks have given us all a lot to think about. As we watched stores close, Costco lines snake through parking lots and items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper disappear everywhere like they were Lady Gaga tickets, there’s one significant takeaway it’s safe to say we all can agree on. We should […]
Whether it was Bach or Chopin, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, there was someone whose mastery on the piano made you think, wow, I wish I knew how to do that. It’s a singular, almost timeless skill — and if you love music, there’s no […]