(Review by Lance).
Most of us remember the BBC Documentary The Jazz Baroness shown a couple of years back on TV. It was the story of Pannonica Rothschild and her relationship with Thelonious Monk.
The Jazz Baroness tells the moving story of Pannonica Rothschild (‘Nica’ for short) and her great love for the jazz pianist-composer Thelonious Monk. Directed by Nica’s great-niece, Hannah Rothschild, the documentary features the voice of Oscar® winner Helen Mirren who reads Nica’s words. Shown as part of the BBC’s Storyville season, on HBO and at international film festivals, The Jazz Baroness will be released on DVD by 3DD Productions on 30th April 2012.
DVD: Catalogue number: FHED 2908. Run time: 185 minutes approx. RRP: £14.99. Barcode: 5030697020536. No of discs: 1 The Jazz Baroness is available for download from iTunes, priced £1.89.
Review to follow with emphasis on the extra 100 minutes.