All the Things You Are (“All Things You Are “) is a song written byJerome Kern(music) andOscar Hammerstein II(lyrics) for themusical Very Warm for May . It has become one ofthe most popularjazz standards. The popularity of the song was a surprise for Kern (the composer thought that the music was too complex to achieve great success 1 ).

Tommy Dorsey’s recording was first in the charts in the United States in 1939. The song was recorded in 1940 by Artie Shaw , Frankie Masters, and Art Tatum 1 .

Charlie Parker used the harmonic progression of the song in his composition Bird of Paradise 2 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a and b ( in ) Jeremy Wilson, ” All the Things You Are ”  [ archive ] , on JazzStandards.com (accessed 16 March 2010 )
  2. ↑ ( in ) Steve Coleman, ” Charlie Parker: Bird of Paradise (Take C) ”  [ archive ] , on Jazz.com (accessed 17 March 2010 )