Books by David Kastin

Released: June 20, 2011

"Though this is putatively Nica's story, neither the author nor readers can long avert attention from mesmerizing Monk and the other Olympians of bebop."
Music historian and educator Kastin (I Hear America Singing: An Introduction to Popular Music, 2001) narrates the life of Kathleen Annie Pannonica (Nica) Rothschild (1913-1988), an heiress who fell in love with American jazz and soon became a sort of fairy godmother to some of the form's greatest names, principally Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk. Read full book review >