Keith Jarrett - A Biography - Wolfgang Sandner

Keith Jarrett - A Biography - Wolfgang Sandner

The Formative Years

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.


In a slow motion, concentrated review of these formative years, one might see them as a single, zany panopticon. And, indeed, some audiences reacted to these multi-directional sound happenings with a certain amount of irritation. In the end, however, these pieces are united by one substantial characteristic: Keith Jarrett’s will to develop his music on the spur of the moment, and not to capitulate to the mandates of a given mode that would restrict his urge to create.

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Sandner, Wolfgang. The Formative Years. Keith Jarrett - A Biography. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 54-67 Nov 2020. ISBN 9781800500112. Date accessed: 21 Sep 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41554. Nov 2020

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