Monk was a quarterly American magazine devoted to jazz and its history, published from 1970 to 1985.Image:monk-sample-cover

The magazine's focus was on jazz musicians of the 20th century, particularly bebop and hard bop artists such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane. The magazine also featured interviews and articles on contemporary jazz musicians.

Monk was founded by Steve Swallow, who served as its editor and publisher for its entire run. The name of the magazine was inspired by Thelonious Monk, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.

The magazine featured articles and interviews by noted jazz critics and scholars, including Leonard Feather, Nat Hentoff, and Gary Giddins. Monk also published a number of exclusive photographs and illustrations of jazz musicians, many of which had not been seen before.

During the 1970s, Monk gained a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on jazz history, and its articles and features were often cited in academic papers and textbooks.

Despite its influence, Monk faced constant financial struggles, and it ceased publication in 1985. Its archives continue to be of interest to jazz historians and scholars, and its coverage of bebop and hard bop artists remains a valuable resource for enthusiasts of jazz music.{{Categories}}

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