He was a prodigy who started playing piano at the age of 3. Jarrett recently revealed he had two strokes in 2018 and now he’s partially paralyzed and unable to perform.
Prospect of a Keith Jarrett who no longer considers himself a pianist is dumbfounding: “When I hear two-handed piano music, it’s very frustrating, in a physical way. If I even hear Schubert, or something played softly, that’s enough for me. Because I know that I couldn’t do that. And I’m not expected to recover that. The most I’m expected to recover in my left hand is possibly the ability to hold a cup in it.”
This is sad news