Versatile musician who mastered the organ, harpsichord, keyboard, and jazz piano. He founded the renowned jazz ensemble Concert Jazz Music group. He became seen in america after playing on the 1958 Newport Jazz Celebration using the International Youngsters Music group. He was the creative movie director for JazzFest Berlin from 1972 until 1994. He was wedded to wife Lilly Gruntz-Roth for 57 years. He previously a kid, Felix, along with a little girl, Philene Pohlhausen. He collaborated with Allen Ginsberg in 1988 on Cosmopolitan Greetings for the Hamburg Condition Opera.