All the Things You Aren’t

Big Band - Medium Advanced

All the Things You Aren’t is based on the chord changes of the jazz standard All the Things You Are, but with a few minor variations. The intro plays on the intervallic ideas from Charlie Parker’s famous introduction to All the Things You Are before breaking into a samba-esque feel. The melody is mainly carried by alto sax and trumpet, with the sax section and full ensemble taking their turns at various points. Alto sax then takes a solo, with backgrounds helping the soloist build to a peak at the end of the section. The baton passes to a soli trio of trumpet, alto, and tenor, which leads to an exciting full ensemble section.  The melody recap varies from the beginning, this time with unison trumpet melody interacting with a saxophone section counterline. The melody builds in intensity before winding down for a subdued ending.