Pannonica de Koenigswarter, daughter of Charles and Rozsika Rothschild, was married to the Baron Jules de Koenigswarter, a renowned freedom fighter in the French resistance, before she moved to New York City, where she emerged as a major patron of the Jazz scene. Nadine de Koenigswarter, Nica’s granddaughter, is a multimedia visual artist living in Paris and West Africa. Gary Giddins is an award-winning jazz critic and author. He writes columns about music for Jazz Times and about film for the New York Sun.
I feel like this book is a great addition to any Jazz lover's library .
Although there were outliers with raunchy attempts at humor, a careful read lets you know that most of this was to mask their real sensitivities.
This book is a great insight into the Artistic and "Down to Earth" Human side of these Great Jazz Artists.
Fantastic visually. The parade of bebop jazz greats in their casual moments. What a thrill!Published 13 days ago by K. L. Smith
As expected, Candid Polaroid are not the best but I love everyone's take on the 3 wishes. Serious, humorous,capturing a moment
And glad to have it in my collection.
This is an amazing book that would be coveted by all jazz fans!Published 9 months ago by Edythe L. Bronston
It's briiant. Intamite look into the greats of Jazz with intimate photos and a great hook! Three wishes from each playerPublished 14 months ago by William Wingert
Awesome pictures, with awesome information. Love the book, always nice to look at or keep as a coffee table/casual reading book.Published 21 months ago by lexnomnom
I read all the responses and noticed a number of commonalities that I decided to graph. A pie graph in Excel showed that most artists were interested in World Peace, Advancing... Read morePublished 21 months ago by A CHEATHAM
I particularly loved being able to see PHOTOS of these jazz greats! I am too young to remember these folks myself, or to see them perform live, but have enjoyed their music. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Theresa Jackson, M.D.
I can't recall how I found this book but am so glad I did. It's a great retrospective by the author who was right there in the middle of the Golden Age of Jazz and experienced... Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Tahoerabbit