Nica's Dream (BOK)

David Kastin

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Brought up in fairy-tale splendour, Kathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild de Koenigswarter (known as "Nica") piloted her own plane across the English Channel, married a French baron, fought in the Resistance and had five children - but then she heard a recording of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight". Beguiled by the beauty and liberating spirit of jazz, she moved to Manhattan, where she began hosting jam sessions, socialising with Beat poets and driving her silver Rolls Royce to the Five Spot and other fabled jazz venues. The tabloids first splashed her name across the headlines after Charlie Parker died in her hotel suite but through her ministrations to Monk and other musicians she became a legend. Based on interviews with musicians, family members, historians and artists, this, the first biography of Nica, unwraps this enigmatic figure and evokes New York during the birth of bebop and the advent of abstract expressionism.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter David Kastin
Forlag
W W NORTON & CO
ISBN 9780393069402
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 24,4cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 497 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd