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All The Things You Are

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:32 am
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

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:35 am
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.
.....Cheers, Rocky

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:27 am
by Teddy Dupont
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? :?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:58 pm
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.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:35 pm
by lnb
We do it in Ab for some reason.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:10 am
by paynej49
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.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:56 am
by Cattermole
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.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:28 am
by Teddy Dupont
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.

Re: All The Things You Are

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:28 pm
by Justin
just checking in after a long absence. Still playing "All the things you are"?

Hope everyone is doing well in life and in music :)

Re: All The Things You Are

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:53 pm
by Teddy Dupont
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!

Re: All The Things You Are

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:42 am
by Thrip
Teddy Dupont wrote:Life is fine but I've given up the serious playing for a while or perhaps ever!



Really?

Re: All The Things You Are

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:56 pm
by polkat
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.