Dave Holland: You I Love


You I Love


Dave Holland Quintet


Jumpin' In (ECM 1268)

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Dave Holland (bass),

Steve Coleman (alto sax), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn), Julian Priester (trombone), Steve Ellington (drums)


Composed by Dave Holland


Recorded: Ludwigsburg, October 1983


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

On "You I Love," Holland uses the time-tested compositional technique of writing a new melody to an existing set of chord changes. In this case, the progression is taken from Cole Porter's "I Love You," and Holland's take on it sounds as far from the original as "Groovin' High" does from "Whispering." This early incarnation of the DHQ does more group improvising here than on some later CDs, and it is particularly welcome on this track. The soloists eat this one up with obvious abandon they seem to enjoy deconstructing an old standard and making it their own.

Reviewer: Bill Harrison

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