Larry Klein
American musician
Larry Klein
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.
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Norah Jones and Kandace Springs Bring Fresh Vocal Life to Blue Note Records
Huffington Post - 4 months
(l. to r.) Norah Jones / Kandace Springs; photo courtesy of Blue Note Records By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, October 26, 2016 Entering into the elegant 274-seat neoclassical proscenium Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in the East Village to hear the singular-voice Norah Jones officially launch her national and international tour to support her latest album, Day Breaks, I was pleasantly reminded of her likewise intimate marquee beginning in February 2002 less than a mile away at Public Theater's Joe's Pub. The occasion? A celebration of her genre-hyphenated debut album, Come Away With Me, on the prestigious jazz label Blue Note Records, which went on to become the most successful album of the year and jettisoning Norah into stardom. Fourteen years ago at Joe's, she seemed ill-at-ease, shy, a little flustered by the sold-out show that included many media and industry people keen on finding out who this new kid on the block was. The previous ...
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An Interview with Producer Larry Klein, Chatting with Ben Lovett, Plus Clavvs, Aleko, The Riflery, Dan Lipton, Alex Dezen and Joe Lazo Exclusives
Huffington Post - about 1 year
CLAVVS' "LEVIATHAN" EXCLUSIVE According to Clavvs' Amber Renee...  "'Leviathan' is one of my first bedroom songs, which is to say I wrote it back before I’d ever even recorded in a studio. I sat on it for nearly five years before I sang it for Graham, who ended up creating this perfect underwater microcosm for it to occupy. Water imagery is something that has always fascinated and frightened me, probably because I nearly drowned in a pool as a kid. It is essential to life, yet has the power of death. I think 'Leviathan' tries to captures that paradox." And according to Clavvs' Graham Marsh...  "We initially demoed this song for our first album in 2014, but ended up not using it for that project. We dusted off the demo after a year and both realized how much we loved the song. With the overall sound and production of 'Leviathan,' my vision was to juxtapose Amber's ethereal vocal with an aggressive, driving soundscape. There are also subtle moments of underwater vi ...
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Fado star Ana Moura expands her horizons
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Fado star Ana Moura expands her horizons Ana Moura has already won over discriminating fans such as Prince and the Rolling Stones. With her fifth studio album, "Desfado," the 31-year-old Portuguese singer who is leading the popular resurgence of traditional fado music is on the brink of a crossover. The all-star recording was co-produced by Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux) and features three tracks sung in English, including a sublime cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You." What have you learned about relationships from singing fado? [...] we have to be strong and confident when we share our fears and feelings with other people. Are men afraid to ask you out because they're worried you'll sing about them later? At the beginning, when I put my foot on the stage, Keith Richards came close to me and he was smiling and making me feel comfortable. Aidin Vaziri is The San Francisco Chronicle's pop music critic.
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David Wild: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Curtis Stigers?
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
I love the music Curtis Stigers is making right now. This suggests that the great Bob Dylan was right when he sang "Things Have Changed" -- a song Stigers brilliantly covers on his most recent album Let's Go Out Tonight. And if you think that jazz singing is a lost art, then check it out and think again. It was not always so. When I first heard about Curtis Stigers, he was a promising rock-pop-soul singer and sax player signed to Arista Records, and I was a young wiseass rock critic at Rolling Stone. There was no mistaking that Curtis had a hell of a strong voice, but it wasn't entirely clear what he would end up doing with that impressive vocal instrument of his -- especially with a rather hands-on record company pushing him further and further in a pop direction. Around that time, Curtis also committed what -- at the time -- stuck me as a musical war crime: covering one of my favorite songs ever -- "(What's So Funny About) Peace, Love & Understanding" -- on one of t ...
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The Importance of Style - Technology
Business Review Australia - over 4 years
This story originally appeared here in the August issue of Business Review Australia magazine. Written by Cameron Ackbury, Senior Director, APAC and Japan at Mindjet  Cameron Ackbury brings over 15 years of domestic and international experience in software technology to Mindjet.  As Mindjet’s Senior Director, APAC and Japan, he is responsible for driving new license revenue and market growth throughout the region.   While most companies realise that ‘collaboration’ drives business productivity, many stumble at building a truly collaborative environment in the workplace. The rising number of social networks, Gen Y employees and geographically dispersed offices are forcing organisations to re-examine their collaborative approaches beyond the tools they select. While collaboration approaches will vary across organisations there is a single, key ingredient that is required:  building a culture that embraces collaboration.   It’s no longer just a hig ...
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Covington Leaders Stress Bridge Hearing
Lex 18 - almost 5 years
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Leaders in northern Kentucky's largest city are stressing the importance of a public hearing this week on the design for a replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge. That's because the current design for a bridge that would span the Ohio River connecting southern Ohio and to northern Kentucky doesn't include direct access to Covington from southbound Interstate 75. Brent Cooper, the chairman of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, told The Kentucky Enquirer ( that the design is problematic for the city, which has hotels, gas stations and other businesses clustered near the current access ramp. He says businesses near the river "have a legitimate concern that it's going to cost them business, and I would say it will cost them business." The hearing as which state officials will gather public comment on the bridge design is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on April 25 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Pete Jordan, general manager for t ...
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CD reviews we couldn’t fit into today’s paper - almost 5 years
COUNTING CROWS “Underwater Sunshine.” (Collective Sounds) The Counting Crows successfully navigate that slippery slope some artists slide down when covering other people’s music on their latest album, “Underwater Sunshine.” With one of the most distinctive voices in rock music, Adam Duritz tackles each tune as if it were his own. Fifteen cover songs ranging from the obscure to the popular comprise the album, including ones written by the likes of Bob Dylan and Richard Thompson, as well as newer material by bands like Romany Rye.Duritz caught their show last year at the SXSW Music Festival and was impressed by their “Untitled (Love Song),” so he decided to record it. Since it’s a relatively unheard song, the album opens with the feel of a Crows album. That’s followed by Teenage Fan Club’s “Start Again,” and from there it’s clear these covers — from different eras and artistic style — are designed to merge nicely from one to the next. Standout tracks include Gram Parsons’ “Retu ...
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First Class
CNN iReport - almost 5 years
I danced on American Bandstand from 1977-1981. My Parents enjoyed taking me to hollywood every four weeks to abc studios, Dick Clark picked me to be in his dance contest in 1979 it was so much fun! Carrie Clark and Dick were trully one of a kind, dancing on American Bandstand was a dream come true Larry Klein Dick"s Production manager was the best. I am now 50 and because of Dick Clark my Life has been trully successful You will be missed but never ever forgotten!!!!!! RIP Dick!
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Mike Ragogna: Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A Conversation With Donovan Mike Ragogna: Hello there, Donovan, father of Ione Skye and Donovan Leitch. How are you sir? Donovan: How are you? Hello America! I'm fine, thank you. I'm sitting over here in California and that can't be bad. MR: We're sitting in Iowa and we're having some nice, warm weather here. DL: There was a bit of a storm, but well, the sun came out today. MR: Nice to hear... solar-power! Okay, you have a new project, it's a double disc titled The Essential Donovan. DL: Yeah, it's a representation of many of my popular songs, but with a new twist. Bob Irwin is a great compiler and he did my purple box set in 2005. It was an extraordinary collection and he found the heart with three discs to actually represent me, and he said it was even harder with this new presentation to bring in a few bonuses and a few rarities. But I'm quite happy with it, I think. MR: Yeah, it's got a lot of songs on it, and it's a nice cross-section. It starts with t ...
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Parking program a tough sell for Professorville - Palo Alto Online
Google News - over 5 years
Councilman Larry Klein was the only council member who advocated speeding ahead on a new permit program in Professorville. The neighborhood, he said, is a "unique situation" that does not require a citywide solution. Others were more cautious
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Battle heats up over Omnicare's HQ - Cincinnati Business Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Kentucky officials have offered more than $20 million in tax breaks and parking discounts to retain Omnicare Inc. But Covington City Manager Larry Klein fears the offer will fall short of a $30 million package that Ohio is believed to be offering
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Palo Alto firefighters union fans flames of ballot fight - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - over 5 years
Council Member Larry Klein, who favored modifying the binding arbitration policy over a total repeal, said the firefighters union had plenty of time to chime in before the measure was placed on the ballot. "They chose to do nothing," said Klein,
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California High-Speed Rail Faces Trouble In Palo Alto - And More In Washington -
Google News - over 5 years
Palo Alto Councilman Larry Klein is a Democrat who was endorsed by the Sierra Club in his last election. But in the months after Prop 1A's passage, he became concerned - at first, about that Berlin Wall of a viaduct. But then his concerns grew to cover
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Supporters rally behind NKAPC -
Google News - over 5 years
Officials from Covington, including City Manager Larry Klein, Police Chief Lee Russo, Assistant City Engineer Mike Yeager, and Board of Adjustment Chairman Ed Faulkner, spoke in support of the planning agency. If the NKAPC cuts the tax or it gets
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Ruby May Reopen Waterfront, But Not In Covington - WLWT Cincinnati
Google News - over 5 years
Covington City Manager Larry Klein said the city has explored options to keep the business, but it just doesn't have the funds needed for the improvements. The floating restaurant has been closed since it broke from its moorings in March
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Larry Klein
  • 2014
    Age 55
    Klein produced Bobby Bazini's debut U.S. album, Where I Belong, in August 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He also produced Billy Child's, Map of The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Klein has produced more than 60 albums during his career. Klein has professional credits for film soundtracks including Raging Bull, Grace of My Heart, Sweet November and Brokeback Mountain, as well as the theme song for the television series Felicity.
  • 2013
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, Larry began working with the Capitol Music Group, releasing the House of Lies soundtrack.
  • 2012
    Age 53
    Klein produced Rebecca Pidgeon's Slingshot and Curtis Stiger's Let's Go Out Tonight in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 52
    In 2011, Klein partnered with the Universal Music Group and Decca Label Group to create the imprint label Strange Cargo.
    More Details Hide Details The imprint’s first signing was Thomas Dybdahl. The label has released albums by Thomas Dybdahl, Adam Cohen, and Rebecca Pidgeon.
  • 2010
    Age 51
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    In 2009, Klein produced Madeleine Peyroux's Bare Bones and Zachary Richard's Last Kiss.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) at the 52nd Grammy Awards for his work on Melody Gardot's My One and Only Thrill.
  • 2008
    Age 49
    In 2008, Klein produced Walter Becker's Circus Money and Tracy Chapman's Our Bright Future.
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  • 2007
    Age 48
    Klein also produced Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, a musical homage to ex-wife Joni Mitchell, in 2007. River: The Joni Letters won the 2007 Grammy for Album of the Year.
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    He produced Souza's 2007 album The New Bossa Nova.
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  • 2006
    Age 47
    In 2006, Klein married Luciana Souza.
    More Details Hide Details Klein and Souza have one son, Noah.
  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005, Klein met Brazilian singer Luciana Souza while she was performing at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The two married in August 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 45
    In 2004, Klein produced Madeleine Peyroux’s Careless Love.
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  • 2002
    Age 43
    Klein also produced Julia Fordham's Concrete Love and was co-producer on Mitchell's Travelogue in 2002.
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  • 2000
    Age 41
    In 2000, he reunited with Mitchell to co-produce her Both Sides Now, which won the 2000 Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
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  • 1997
    Age 38
    Klein became known for his work with female artists during his marriage with Mitchell. In 1997, he produced Mary Black's Shine.
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  • 1994
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Klein continued to work as a bassist during his marriage with Mitchell, most notably working on Don Henley's Building the Perfect Beast, Peter Gabriel's So and Robbie Robertson's self-titled debut. He also played with Tracy Chapman on her self-titled debut.
  • 1991
    Age 32
    He also co-produced Mitchell's 1991 album Night Ride Home and Shawn Colvin's Fat City in 1992.
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  • 1988
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 27
    He secured his first solo production with The Cars' bassist Benjamin Orr's 1986 solo album The Lace.
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  • 1985
    Age 26
    In 1985, Klein co-produced Mitchell's Dog Eat Dog.
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  • 1982
    Age 23
    Klein and Joni Mitchell were married in November 1982. They divorced in 1994.
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    In 1982, Klein began working as a bassist on Joni Mitchell's Wild Things Run Fast.
    More Details Hide Details The two became romantically involved and married the same year. It was during his marriage with Mitchell that Klein established himself as a music producer.
  • 1956
    Age -3
    Born in 1956.
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