A Huge Hit in Europe, My Marilyn
Features Saxophonist Klein with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Ira Coleman (bass), Marcello Pellitteri (drums) and Miriam Klein (vocals)
The David Klein Quintet’s My Marilyn (ENJA) is a heartfelt tribute to the Marilyn Monroe the star and the woman. A huge hit in Europe (selling more that 30,000 copies), My Marilyn is now available in the U.S. The CD has received acclaim from European critics and Marilyn’s friends alike. Swiss saxophonist David Klein risks an intense flirt with the elegant melodies from Monroe's movies, perfectly supported by a superb rhythm section and his mother, singer Miriam Klein, whose interpretations are utterly fascinating. Great music, wonderful booklet." -- STEREOPLAY.
I was inspired to record this tribute to Marilyn Monroe after watching her publicist cry on camera when talking about her," says Klein. I knew then that she had to be an amazing person underneath her star persona to evoke such feelings, which is what we were trying to capture when making this recording in honor of what would have been her 75th birthday."
Many of Europe’s leading magazines agree that My Marilyn is exceptional: In a superbly relaxed atmosphere, in which the instrumental threads waver like coloured ribbons, singer Miriam Klein's gently varied vibrato evokes the much cited candle in the wind." -- JAZZTHING. The most famous woman of the 20th century loved jazz
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