I Want to Hold Your Hand (album)

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I Want to Hold Your Hand
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Studio album by
ReleasedLate May 1966[1]
RecordedMarch 31, 1965
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
Street of Dreams
I Want to Hold Your Hand
His Majesty King Funk

I Want to Hold Your Hand is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]

The AllMusic review by Steve Huey states, "Even with all the straightforward pop overtones of much of the material, the quartet's playing is still very subtly advanced, both in its rhythmic interaction and the soloists' harmonic choices. Whether augmented by an extra voice or sticking to the basic trio format, the Green/Young/Jones team produced some of the most sophisticated organ/guitar combo music ever waxed, and I Want to Hold Your Hand is the loveliest of the bunch".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 7:23
  2. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) – 7:14
  3. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 6:29
  4. "Corcovado (Quiet Nights)" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 5:59
  5. "This Could Be the Start of Something" (Steve Allen) – 7:08
  6. "At Long Last Love" (Cole Porter) – 7:17



  1. ^ Billboard May 21, 1966
  2. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 17, 2010
  3. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 2010