Hannah Rothschild vient de sortir son livre sur la vie de sa tante la Baronesse Pannonica de Koenigswater , et le jazz avec surtout sa relation avec le pianiste Thelonious Monk.
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Hannah Rothschild on Nica: 'I saw a woman who knew where she belonged'
The moment she first heard Thelonious Monk play the piano, Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter walked out on her own life, including five children, and devoted herself to the American jazz genius. The Rothschild family disowned her, but now her great niece, Hannah Rothschild, tells her extraordinary story
Thelonious Monk and Nica de Koenigswarter at the Five Spot jazz club, New York, 1964: 'She’s in love with him: the way she gazes at him… but I don’t believe that sex was at the heart of it.' Photograph: Ben Martin/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
Growing up, though, the whispers Hannah heard were tantalising. She's known as the Jazz Baroness. Charlie Parker died in her apartment. She lived with 306 cats. Twenty-four songs were written for her. She raced Miles Davis down Fifth Avenue. She went to prison so he wouldn't have to… So when, in 1984, Hannah went to New York for the first time, she decided to telephone her. "Would you like to meet up?" she said, nervously. "Wild," said her great aunt, who was then 71. "Come to the club downtown after midnight." She informed Hannah that she would know the spot by the sight of her car – a large pale-blue Bentley – parked outside.