Daylight Video

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.

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.