Keith Jarrett - A Biography - Wolfgang Sandner
Wolfgang Sandner [+]
University of Marburg
Wolfgang Sandner, born in 1942, studied musicology, modern history and Italian. For almost three decades, he has been active as music editor for the German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He is professor at the University of Marburg, Germany and has penned portraits of such varied artists as Miles Davis, Heiner Goebbels and Arvo Pärt.
Jarrett‘s personal background and his life experiences connect him to Europe. His music plays an important role in the interaction between American and European musical traditions. In order to understand how these traditions have merged in the past and the role Keith Jarrett‘s played, we need to explore some basic historical, political and musical contexts.