Harry Klein (musician)

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Harry Klein (born December 25, 1928 in London ; † June 30, 2010 there ) was a British jazz musician ( clarinet , alto saxophone ).

Klein began his career in the late 1940s in Nat Gonella's band . He then played with Bill Le Sage , Tommy Whittle and Kenny Baker . In mid-1955 he formed the New Jazz Quartet (together with Allan Ganley , Derek Smith and Sammy Stokes) before going on tour in 1956 with the Stan Kenton Orchestra . Klein worked for Stan Tracey for several years in the 1950s and 1960s, and was involved in the recording of Tubby Hayes , Sammy Davis, Jr. , Victor Feldman , Dudley Moore, and Champion Jack Dupree . In the 1960s and 1970s he mostly worked as a studio musician for English pop and rock bands. He was involved in some of the songs on the Beatles' White Album in 1968, as a clarinetist on the ragtime number "Honey Pie" and as a saxophonist on the Harrison composition "Savoy Truffle". Along with Ronnie Scott, he was one of the four saxophonists who played the Beatles' song " Lady Madonna ". Klein also took part in recordings by the band Caravan .

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