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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.
The hippy age and one of the most fascinating jazz groups reflecting the age with their music: The Charles Lloyd Quartet. It was probably first through his intense and ground- breaking performances with this group that Jarrett‘s larger career began. It led to his relucatant decision to accept Miles Davis‘ invitation and join his band, a duty which would require him to use an electric piano. After his period with Miles, he never played this instrument again.