When Don Henley saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac, he had Larry Klein lay down the perfect bassline!
A genre traversing Grammy Award winning producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, collaborator, arranger, and master bassist who has forged a remarkably diverse body of work in the past five decades and counting, Larry Klein began his career with jazz legends Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson. Praised by Stanley Clarke early in his career, Larry then expanded to the rock / folk / pop / Americana / world fusion / soundtrack realms and beyond working on acclaimed releases by Chris Botti, Don Henley, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Pink, Seal, Walter Becker, Cher, Luciana Souza, Donna Summer, Bob Dylan, and Tracy Chapman to cite a very, very, very select few.
Larry is most known to the masses for his association with Joni Mitchell, his former wife, with whom he waxed several groundbreaking slabs in the 1980s - 90s. An agile player on fretted, fretless, upright, and extended range – Larry’s intuitive melodicism combined with his groove - pocket playing prowess rates with him giants of his instrument, and American music.