Reconstructing a Musical Life
A musical memoir may be constructed from several independently
created writing projects found here. Each is discussed in more
detail in its own section. The links here are to introductions to
those writings. From those you can go to the accounts themselves.
The pieces were not written in the order shown, but are listed in
more-or-less chronological order, i.e., relative to my life. Dates
of writing are noted in parentheses.
|Selah ||My father,
childhood, and school (May 25, 2001). Begins with a thumbnail
Go to Selah
directly, skipping the thumbnail background.
|The Beatles and Me
||A memoir about my musical activities in Urbana, Illinois,
1966—1967, a year or two before I formed my band, and
what led me to do it. There is some overlap here with
Dog Days, but this article was written long
before I dreamed of putting together CDs of our music, and
from a much different perspective. (October, 1994)
|Time and Think Dog!
||The story of my rock band, recordings, album
art, lyrics, links to where the albums can be purchased
||Three home-made albums mostly of music from my student days
|Keith Jarrett Biography
||A biographical sketch of this great pianist. (November, 1994)
|An Encounter with Luciano Berio
||How I was able, with the help of a friend, to
do a favor for Mr. Berio, and get an autographed score in