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Fifty years ago today, Thelonious Monk graced the cover of TIME, a rather rare accomplishment for a jazz musician. Here he is with his Quartet performing “Round Midnight” in Norway in 1966.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.