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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.
'Serious music,' first solo 'free improvisations,' and the musicians who would help mould Jarrett‘s ensemble style: Dewey Redman, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, Jan Garbarek, and especially Jack DeJohnette. Audiences in the United States were especially surprised by the repeated transformations of this jazz pianist – now turned into a composer of music with a serious, classical nature.