Larry Klein

Born 1959

Larry Klein is a music producer, songwriter and bass guitar player, commonly known for being the frequent musical collaborator, and ex-husband, of Joni Mitchell. He began his musical career while still in his teens, as a session musician, playing bass guitar on a string of albums, most notably several by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Klein met Mitchell when he was hired as a bassist and sound engineer for her 1982 album Wild Things Run Fast.… Read More

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1956 Birth Born in 1956.


1982 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, Klein began working as a bassist on Joni Mitchell's Wild Things Run Fast. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old In 1985, Klein co-produced Mitchell's Dog Eat Dog.


1986 30 Years Old He secured his first solo production with The Cars' bassist Benjamin Orr's 1986 solo album The Lace.
1988 32 Years Old Two years later, in 1988, Klein co-produced both Joni Mitchell's Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm and The Innocence Mission's self-titled album.
1991 35 Years Old He also co-produced Mitchell's 1991 album Night Ride Home and Shawn Colvin's Fat City in 1992.
1994 38 Years Old Klein and Mitchell's marriage dissolved during 1994 while in the midst of making Mitchell's Turbulent Indigo album. The two continued to work through their eventual divorce, and Turbulent Indigo won the 1995 Grammy for Best Pop Album. … Read More


1997 - 2000 2 More Events
2002 46 Years Old Klein also produced Julia Fordham's Concrete Love and was co-producer on Mitchell's Travelogue in 2002.
2004 48 Years Old In 2004, Klein produced Madeleine Peyroux’s Careless Love.
2005 49 Years Old In 2005, Klein met Brazilian singer Luciana Souza while she was performing at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The two married in August 2006.


2006 50 Years Old In 2006, Klein married Luciana Souza. … Read More
2007 51 Years Old 1 More Event
He produced Souza's 2007 album The New Bossa Nova.
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 54 Years Old Klein continued his work with Herbie Hancock on Hancock's The Imagine Project. The Klein-produced album won the 2010 Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
2011 55 Years Old In 2011, Klein partnered with the Universal Music Group and Decca Label Group to create the imprint label Strange Cargo. … Read More
2012 56 Years Old Klein produced Rebecca Pidgeon's Slingshot and Curtis Stiger's Let's Go Out Tonight in 2012.
2013 57 Years Old In 2013, he produced Thomas Dybdahl's What's Left is Forever, Madeleine Peyroux's The Blue Room, Florence K's I'm Leaving You, Alfie Boe's Trust and Eddy Mitchell's Heros. … Read More
2014 58 Years Old Klein produced Bobby Bazini's debut U.S. album, Where I Belong, in August 2014. … Read More
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