Three Wishes An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats
Three Wishes
An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats
By Pannonica de Koenigswarter
Foreword by Gary Giddins
Introduction by Nadine de Koenigswarter
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2008
  • Price: $22.95
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 0-8109-7235-2
  • EAN: 9780810972353
  • Page Count: 320
  • Illustrations: 190 Color Photos
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World English

Over the course of a decade, jazz muse Pannonica de Koenigswarter asked three hundred musicians what their three wishes in life were, jotting them all down in a notebook--now published here for the first time. This funny, eclectic, and moving compilation offers a uniquely intimate look into the immortals of the classic era of jazz including Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis.

About the author

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.