Grant Green I Want To Hold Your Hand on LP
Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Grant Green was, along with Wes Montgomery, the top new jazz guitarist to become prominent in the early 1960s. Due to his single-note style - Green rarely every played a chord - and his ability to create fast lines on the spot, Green was in some ways the Charlie Parker of the guitar.
He gained experience playing in St. Louis in the 1950s including with Jimmy Forrest, Harry “Sweets” Edison and Lou Donaldson, moved to New York, and immediately became Blue Note’s house guitarist. When it came to playing soul jazz with organ combos, jamming bebop with a quartet, caressing ballads or coming up with fresh approaches to Latin jazz and spirituals, the versatile Green was at the top of his field.
The elegant 1965 Blue Note release, I Want To Hold Your Hand, certainly attests to this and finds the guitarist extraordinaire leading a brilliant quartet rounded out by Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Larry Young (organ) and Elvin Jones (drums). The supple 6-song effort is comprised of romantic ballads and sophisticated bossa nova numbers including a refreshing take on the Beatles title cut and a lovely version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado (Quiet Nights)."
Grant Green (guitar)
Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)
Larry Young (organ)
Elvin Jones (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more
Grant Green I Want To Hold Your Hand Track Listing:
1. I Want To Hold Your Hand
2. Speak Low
3. Stella By Starlight
4. Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
5. This Could Be The Start Of Something
6. At Long Last Love