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|Composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, All The Things You Are was written for the 1939 musical Very Warm for May. partly because of it’s interesting chord movement and melody it’s been played by many jazz artists over the years and is a must to have in you’re repetiore if you’re an aspiring jazz guitarist. Of the many, many versions of the song, I’ve listed some of my favourite’s below.
|Guitar Chord Progression Analysis
|All the things you are is stable diet for all aspiring jazz musicians. While a straightforward chord progression using falling 4ths it constantly modulates by mainly using common tones in the melody. Consistency in movement like this gives great scope for nice moving lines when your doing a chord arrangement and if you’re a bit clever with it you can build in those common tones at the modulations.
Album – Virtuoso
Album – Ella Fitzgerald sings the Jerome Kern Song Book
Martin Taylor / Ike Isaccs
Album – Sketches: A Tribute to Art Tatum
Album – The Miles Davis / Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival DeJazz May 1949
|Which artist’s version of All the Things You Are would you recommend? Tell me about it and I can feature it here