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Nica's Dream - David Kastin

altKathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild de Koenigswater better known as Nica (yes it is the Nica immortalized in numerous jazz tunes) had, to say the least, a colourful life.

A new book "Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness" by music journalist David Kastin sheds some light on Nica's life and her role in the be-bop era. The Rothschild's are a notoriously secretive family and this book offers a window into the life of one of it's more interesting characters.

David recently spoke with Ross Porter about the book.





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