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A must read for jazz lovers of music developed from the 40,s to the present. For Nica has contributed to its development as much as the luminaries who created and played it--Monk,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ray B. Douglas
If you're interested in modern jazz and the people who made it, you will enjoy this book. If you're not...well, not so much.Published 11 months ago by Cyclops
As a young man and solidly-dedicated jazz buff, I had often wondered what had prompted such profound love, respect, and near Goddess-like worship of this woman by some, if not most... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Norm B.
Good read. Interesting stories I hadn't heard before and a lot of info on Monk, as well as many other famous jazz artists.Published 22 months ago by John F. Reid
A lot of it was a rehash of other authors' work. Much of the story line wandered off the subject but was enjoyable, such as anecdotes about Thelonious Monk and other players. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Robert Munnich
David Kastin's biography of the uniquely hip Jazz Baronness earned the the Deems Taylor award for music biography,if all it did was to clear the room of the infinite pretender's to... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Jaywilton
I just finished the biography of Nica de Rothschild by David Kastin. Was it worth reading? Hmm, not really but it's worth skimming, perhaps. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Richard Kennard