All The Things You Are

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Is the song "All The Things You Are" part of your jazz / jazz manouche repetoire?

Yes
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No
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29%
I've never heard of that song before. I only play jazz manouche. What are you talking about?
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14%
 
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All The Things You Are

Post by Justin »

I play this song a lot in my trio (straight-ahead jazz style, not manouche) and remembered that Stephane and Django did a pretty nice ballad version of this song on guitar and violin.

Does anyone else love to play this song?

Do you play it in D-flat (Db)? A-Flat (Ab)?

How do you arrange it? (e.g., guitar plays rhythm and fills? violin plays melody and solo? guitar plays lead? trumpet/bass play intro and guitar/violin play the rhythm/solos?)

I'm just curious. All responses are welcome.

In the meantime, check out Gainsbourg's version with really nice playing from the rhythm section (electric guitar and contrebasse):
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=iSA8wIGaENA
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Post by B25Gib »

My flute player likes it and we've played it twice lately, but being a duo, I'm a little limited now as to chord melody style and haven't tried anything other than a flat four chording in Ab.
......I started playing a ballad, "You don't know what love is" recently and both my GJ guitar buddy likes it as does my other flute duo. Great tune and first heard the version by Dinah Washington. The John Coltrane chord version in the original Real Book transfers easily to guitar. I highly recommend this tune.
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I love Django's solo on this one. Other than his own compositions, Django played popular songs and "All The Things You Are" was/is a popular song so why wouldn't it be appropriate? :?
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Post by pinkgary »

My group do it in Eb, 'cos that's a nice key for our singer. I love soloing over these changes, it's a classic.
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We do it in Ab for some reason.
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lnb wrote:We do it in Ab for some reason.
For some reason I just don't give a rat's arse what key you do it in.
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paynej49 wrote:
lnb wrote:We do it in Ab for some reason.
For some reason I just don't give a rat's arse what key you do it in.
Somebody send this man a pair of Vans and a copy of Gypsy Picking before it's too late.
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paynej49 wrote:
lnb wrote:We do it in Ab for some reason.
For some reason I just don't give a rat's arse what key you do it in.
For crying out loud! Will someone get Jon his medication? He's turning nasty now.
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just checking in after a long absence. Still playing "All the things you are"?

Hope everyone is doing well in life and in music :)
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Justin wrote: Hope everyone is doing well in life and in music :)
Life is fine but I've given up the serious playing for a while or perhaps ever!
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Teddy Dupont wrote: Life is fine but I've given up the serious playing for a while or perhaps ever!

Really?
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Re: All The Things You Are

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The key a tune is played in can have an effect on how difficult it is to play. We all know that even if some say we should know all keys equally. Jerome Kern wrote the tune in Ab, so that's how we do it, even though it would probably be easier in another key. Probably a singers key.
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