July 16, 2011 10:15 PM

Book review | Biography soulfully explores the life of jazz patron Nica Rothschild

Nica Rothschild sailed high on the oscillating wave of bebop. She became the unconventional and enigmatic Jazz Baroness and a tabloid scandal when Charlie Parker died in her Fifth Avenue hotel suite. Music historian David Kastin is the first to tell Rothschild’s singular story, and he tells it with commanding expertise, panache and sensitivity.

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