Bart Marantz NPR/KERA Jazz Education Interview
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"All The Things You Are"
Words by: Oscar Hammerstein Music By: Jerome Kern
Arranged By: John Berry
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp.
Grade: 3 Medium Tempo = 150 $25.00
John Berry has taken the standard “All The Things You Are” and has penned us a new and very playable arrangement for combo. This chart has been scored for alto sax, trumpet, tenor sax and trombone but the parts are written so that almost any size group with two or more of these instruments can still play it with harmony.
The rhythm section includes piano, bass, drums and a part is written for guitar as well. The guitar can be in place of piano or both instruments can participate at the same time as long as the director explains to the students who are performing this chart the techniques of comping, allowing them to compliment the horn(s) as well as rhythm players instead of getting in the way. Chord changes are supplied for both piano and guitar with rhythmic suggestions for comping on both instruments. It is suggested that these rhythms be followed as written until the students are relaxed with these challenging chord changes. The level of 3 for this chart is based on the demanding chord changes of this standard tune which will take a great deal of time and effort to perfect.
This arrangement offers a small group of students the chance to explore this wonderful piece which will be played over and over again during their musical careers. What better place to become acquainted with “All The Things You are” than in a school setting where young musicians can woodshed the tune, its changes and get help from a pro! The arrangement is very playable and with the proper attention to some very good chord changes your students could be playing this chart in your next jazz concert.
Top note for trumpet is written G above the staff.