Marlon Klein

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Marlon Klein
Born (1957-12-13) December 13, 1957 (age 56)
Origin Herford, Germany
Genres World music, Fusion
Occupations Drummer, producer
Years active 1976 to present

Marlon Klein (born December 13, 1957 in Herford, Germany) is a musician and producer in the World Music and Fusion genres. He is a co-founder of the German group Dissidenten.

Career[edit]

Klein's musical career started with studies of classical percussion at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. In the late 1970s he was one of the founders of the Real Ax Band, part of the independent music distributorship Schneeball. Real Ax Band's song "Samba Mortale" became a success in Europe and in Brazilian clubs.[citation needed]

In 1982 Klein co-founded Dissidenten with Uve Müllrich and Friedo Josch Klein. Together with the American Saxplayer Charlie Mariano and the South Indian Karnataka College of Percussion they gained worldwide attention. Following this project Klein and Dissidenten focussed on North Africa, working in collaboration with Moroccan musician Lem Chaheb. This project produced the album Sahara Elektrik with the song "Fata Morgana"..

Klein has collaborated as producer and musician for Pili Pili, Angelique Kidjo, Gary Wright, Sven Väth, Yello, Manickam Yogeswaran and Charlie Mariano.

At present Klein is working with Spain's Tomas San Miguel and his group Txalaparta, performing with the Australian-Finnish singer songwriter Esther Bertram as the Bertram-Klein Duo, with Manickam Yogeswaran and guitar player Jens Fischer in the Euro-Indian trio Peace4Paradise. Together with Dissidenten, Klein is producing the new album, The Tangier Sessions, with the participation of Morocco's musical group Jil Jilala.

At present Marlon Klein is living in Ibiza and Berlin.

Main groups and projects[edit]

Producer for Sire, Wea, Teldec, Metronome, Virgin, Jaro, Narada, Exil, and Nuevos Medios.

Discography[edit]

  • 2008 Dissidenten - The Tangier Sessions / Morocco-Germany-Spain

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 2007 Esther Bertram - Alchemy Of The Heart / Australia - Germany - UK

drums, percussion, composer, producer

Live Recording

  • 2006 Beat'n Blow - The Sound Of Blasmusik / Berlin - Germany

percussion, producer

drums, percussion, producer

  • 2005 Hotlips - Never Never Land / Europe

drums, percussion, composer, producer

  • 2005 Tomas San Miguel - Dan Txa / Spain

drums, percussion, producer

  • 2004 Manickam Yogeswaran - Peace for Paradise / Worldwide

drums, perc, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 2004 Rosanna & Zelia - ÁGUAS-IGUAIS / Germany - Brasil

percussion

  • 2004 Pili Pili - Post Scriptum / Europe

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 2003 Esther Bertram - Urban Angel / Australia - Germany - UK

percussion, composer, producer

  • 2002 Dissidenten - A New Worldbeat Odyssey / Worldwide

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 2001 Dissidenten - 2001: A Worldbeat Odyssey / Worldwide

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 2000 Arabian Nights - Mil e Uma Noites Som Livre / Brasil

musician, producer

  • 2000 The Real Happy Singers - Walk Softly Like A Cat / South Africa

producer

  • 2000 Daniel Balavoine and Stefan Eicher - Hommage / France

drums, programming

  • 1999 Pili Pili - Love Letter featuring the Phikelela Sakhula Zulu Choir / Worldwide

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1998 Dissidenten - Live in Europe featuring Charlie Mariano / Worldwide

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1998 Tomas San Miguel y Txalaparta - Ten / Spain

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1997 Dissidenten - Instinctive Traveler featuring Bajka / Worldwide

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1996 Thomas Kessler - On Earth / Germany

drums, percussion, composer

  • 1996 Manickam Yogeswaran - Tamil Classics / India.

producer

  • 1996 Dissidenten Mixed Up Jungle with Sven Väth, Apacho, Rhythm Ace / Worldwide

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1995 Pili Pili - Dance Jazz Live 1995 / Germany, Europe

drums, percussion

  • 1995 Dr.Raghavendra & KCP - 'Shiva Ganga/ US, India

producer

  • 1994 Pili Pili Boogaloo featuring Angelique Kidjo / Benin – Netherlands

drums, producer

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1993 Raphael - The Calling / US / Maui / Spain

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1990 Wild Orchid - Soundtrack WEA

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1989 Dissidenten - Out of This World Spain / Morocco-Spain

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1987 Pili Pili - Be In Two Minds featuring Angelique Kidjo / Netherlands / France / Spain

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1986 Dissidenten Life At The Pyramids / France / Spain / Morocco

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1986 Pili Pili Jacko-Jacko, featuring Angelique Kidjo / Netherlands / Nigeria / Benin

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1984 Pilot Pirx and Dieter Meier (Yellow) - Bungalow, Bungalow - Exzess Im Bungalow / Germany

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1984 Flucht nach Vorne - O Cubano / Germany

percussion, producer

  • 1983 Dissidenten - Sahara Elektrik / Morocco - Germany

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

  • 1982 1. Futurologischer Congress Wer Spricht? / Germany

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer and founder

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer and founder

  • 1978 Missus Beastly and the Real Ax Band at the Umsonst & Draussen Festival / Germany

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer

  • 1976 ( rereleased 2000) Real Ax Band - Move Your Ass In Time / UK - Germany - Ghana

drums, percussion, keyboards, composer, producer

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