Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Jazz musicians and their three wishes

Les Musiciens de jazz et leurs trois voeux. By Pannonica de Koenigswarter, Nadine de Koenigswarter. Buchet-Chastel, 2006. 302pp., numerous illustrations.

During the jazz era in 1950's New York Pannonica de Koenigswarter (a patron of many of the pioneer jazz musicians of the time) "recorded three hundred jazz musicians' answers to the question "If you were given three wishes to be instantly granted, what would they be?" Each answer was accompanied by a Polaroid, which she took herself."

This book can be bought here at amazon, but I don't think I would want it in any other way than as displayed at Hermes (and above).

I can't say enough how pure, pure wonderful this is!