8/27/13

Photo opp: Jann Klose with Tim Buckley collaborators Jim Fielder and Larry Beckett

Left to right:   JIM FIELDER (Bassist--Neil Sedaka, formerly in Tim Buckley and Blood Sweat And Tears), 
JANN KLOSE, LARRY BECKETT (Poet, songwriter w/ Tim Buckley) 
Photo by laura mason fletcher

Ever since Jann Klose sang and played guitar for Tim Buckley's parts in the movie, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (due on DVD/Blu Ray September 17) he's been on a journey to find out what made Tim Buckley tick as an artist.  This included connecting with some of Tim's collaborators, including (original bandmate and bassist) Jim Fielder and (poet/lyricist) Larry Beckett.  The three performed shows in the Pacific Northwest in Beckett and Fielder's hometown of Portland (August 21) and in Seattle (August 24).

Larry, who co-wrote many of Tim Buckley's songs including "Song To the Siren," which Jann covered on his current album, MOSAIC, is now writing songs with Jann. The first two songs are SUGAR DADDY and AFTER THE LAST.  Jann and Larry are BMI songwriters, and look forward to creating more music together.

A prolific songwriter, Jann is also collaborating with Gary Lucas (Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart) and Dan Beck (Dion), and has written with Annie Haslam and David Bendeth, who co-produced MOSAIC with Jann and James Frazee (Esperanza Spalding, Blondie, My Morning Jacket). 

The LAist's Matthew Bramlett states, Jann "can be accurately described as the man chosen to carry on the legacy of great musicians like Tim Buckley and Paul McCartney."  

Hear Jann and Gary Lucas perform Tim Buckley/Larry Beckett's "Song To The Siren" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oQdWo4cOgw
 

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