Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic

Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic IX: Pannonica - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9889-2
  • Barcode: 614427988928
  • German Release: 14/06/2019
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

The „Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic“ pays tribute to the Jewish baroness Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter. The concert, on 6 February 2019, thirty years after her death, focused on pieces by the musicians whom the “Jazz Baroness” supported over many years with money, accommodation, advice and friendship, and who often dedicated compositions to her to express their gratitude: Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Bud Powell and Sonny Rollins.

CD € 9,99 (OP: € 17,50)

prices after VAT tax and before shipping costs




A single moment can change a life forever. That happened to the Jewish baroness and heiress Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter (1913-1988), née Rothschild. On hearing Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight’ on a trip to New York at the beginning of the 1950s, she was so totally captivated by the music, she turned her back on her native Europe and on all the glamour of her previous existence, and became one of the great supporters of American jazz.Siggi Loch experienced a similarly decisive moment in his life when, at the age of just 15, he heard a concert by Sidney Bechet and decided that his life from then on would be dedicated to jazz. This decision had a profound effect not just on him, but also on the way this music has developed in Europe, most notably in the years since he founded ACT in 1992.So it was above all a feeling of affinity w...

line up

Iiro Rantala / piano & leader
Dan Berglund / bass
Anton Eger / drums
Angelika Niescier / alto saxophone
Ernie Watts / tenor saxophone
Charenée Wade / vocals


Recording Information

Recorded live in concert by Klaus Scheuermann, at the Berlin Philharmonie (KMS), February 6, 2019
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Curated and produced by Siggi Loch
Produced by Siggi Loch

Package design (collage) by Siggi Loch: photo Pannonica © Rothschild Archive & artwork © Uwe Kowski, Selber (2015), ACT Art Collection, courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin