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.
Speaking of Jarrett as a born soloist doesn’t mean he was somehow freed from the hardships of a regular pianistic existence. The solo recordings are the centerpiece of Keith Jarrett’s oeuvre, and it would be surprising if they didn’t reveal his personality, musical preferences and aesthetic standards more clearly than his involvement in other musical spheres.