Studio, jazz background, the record & artists, songwriting, arrangement, vibe
Session agenda, psychology, intuition, guidance, elevating the artist, musicianship
Pre-production, differing opinions, handling disagreements, melodic roles, vocal support
Song intro, playing style, phrases, dialogue, section contrast, structure, tracking isolation
Kandace Springs & Norah Jones
Join the distinguished producer and musician Larry Klein for a series on making a modern jazz record by Norah Jones and Kandace Springs! Hosted at his private studio, this installment goes deep into the project's inspiration, musicality, and spirit. Klein gives us the background story of the venture, recalling how the two singers met and decided to work together. He discusses how important it is to remain focussed on the “overall picture” while running a session of this kind, rather than getting hung up on technicalities. Larry shares his approach to having studio time run smoothly by encouraging creative output from artists while holding the reigns of direction as a supportive producer. Aside from sharing his vast experience with the psychology behind reaching artistic potential, he also comments on the music itself. Klein elaborates on arrangement, structure, performers' interplay, melodic roles, section contrast, and more!
About Larry Klein
Larry Klein is a multiple Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and record producer from southern California. His early career was primarily focussed on performance, as a bass guitarist with jazz and Latin groups during college. He later appeared on a wide assortment of records in the mid-70’s and early 80’s, working with a diverse range of artists including Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Robbie Robertson, and Neil Diamond. Klein’s work with Robertson led to other collaborations with a host...