Keith Jarrett: A Biography by Wolfgang Sandner (Equinox)

Given the fact that the legendary pianist, composer and improviser, Keith Jarrett, refuses steadfastly to talk at any significant length about his music, stating that ‘words’ are effectively useless and that any words used are completely superfluous, it does seem a touch ironic that I find myself writing these words you now read, about words that have been written in a book about the life of Jarrett and his music. I can relate to the sentiment behind Jarrett’s opinion, but one only has to have a passing interest to understand why it is so intriguing to discover more about the man, his life and his music.

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