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All The Things You Are
"All the Things You Are" is a song composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.[1] The song was written for the musical Very Warm for May
Very Warm for May
(1939),[2] introduced by Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, and Ralph Stuart.[3] It later appeared in the film Broadway Rhythm[4] (1944), and was performed during the opening credits and as a recurring theme for the romantic comedy A Letter for Evie
A Letter for Evie
(1945). It also appeared in the 2005 film Mrs. Henderson Presents
Mrs. Henderson Presents
starring Judi Dench. The song ranked in the top five of the Record Buying Guide of Billboard, a pre-retail listing which surveyed primarily the jukebox industry
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Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff[a][b] (1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the Romantic repertoire. Born into a musical family, Rachmaninoff took up the piano at age four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory
Moscow Conservatory
in 1892 having already composed several piano and orchestral pieces. In 1897, following the negative critical reaction to his Symphony
Symphony
No. 1, Rachmaninoff entered a four-year depression and composed little until successful therapy allowed him to complete his enthusiastically received Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1901
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Thore Ehrling
Thore Ehrling
Thore Ehrling
(December 29, 1912, Stockholm
Stockholm
- October 21, 1994, Stockholm) was a Swedish trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, who led jazz and popular music ensembles. Ehrling played with Frank Vernon's ensemble from 1930 to 1934, and concomitantly studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. From 1935 to 1938 he played under Håkan von Eichwald
Håkan von Eichwald
and did arrangement and composition work on the side. He founded his own ensemble in 1938, which grew to big band size in the nineteen years it was active. This group played popular music and jazz, recorded frequently, and played often on Swedish radio
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Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
(February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990)[1] was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell
Bud Powell
to the instrument. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years. Gordon's sound was commonly characterized as being "large" and spacious and he had a tendency to play behind the beat. He was famous for humorously inserting musical quotes into his solos. One of his major influences was Lester Young. Gordon, in turn, was an early influence on John Coltrane
John Coltrane
and Sonny Rollins
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Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz
(born October 13, 1927) is an American composer and alto saxophonist. He has performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Konitz's association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s includes participation in Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool[1] sessions and his work with pianist Lennie Tristano.[2] He was notable during this era as one of relatively few alto saxophonists to retain a distinctive style when Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
exerted a massive influence. Like other students of Tristano, Konitz was noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, or odd note groupings suggestive of the imposition of one time signature over another
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Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (/ˈhæmərstaɪn/; July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Many of his songs are standard repertoire for vocalists and jazz musicians. He co-wrote 850 songs. Hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships; his collaborators wrote the music. Hammerstein collaborated with numerous composers, such as Jerome Kern, with whom he wrote Show Boat, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml, Richard A. Whiting
Richard A

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Ferde Grofe
Ferde Grofé
Ferde Grofé
(pronounced Ferdy GrowFay) (27 March 1892 – 3 April 1972) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist. During the 1920s and 1930s, he went by the name Ferdie Grofé.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Musical education 3 Arranger for Paul Whiteman 4 Radio, tv, conducting and teaching 5 Grofé's compositions 6 Films 7 Personal life 8 Compositions 9 Selected discography 10 See also 11 References 12 Sources 13 External linksEarly life[edit] Born Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé, in New York City, Grofé came by his extensive musical interests naturally. His family had four generations of classical musicians. His father, Emil von Grofé, was a baritone who sang mainly light opera; his mother, Elsa Johanna Bierlich von Grofé, a professional cellist, was also a versatile music teacher who taught Ferde to play the violin and piano
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Ethan Iverson
Ethan Iverson
Ethan Iverson
(born February 11, 1973) is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson
Reid Anderson
and drummer Dave King. Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin.[1] Before The Bad Plus, he was musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch
and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter.[2] He currently studies with John Bloomfield and serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory.[3] In 2017, the Bad Plus announced that Iverson would be leaving the Bad Plus and that Orrin Evans
Orrin Evans
would replace him
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Stéphane Grappelli
Stéphane Grappelli
Stéphane Grappelli
(French pronunciation: ​[stefan ɡʁapɛli]; 26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997) was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France
France
with guitarist Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt
in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his 80s.[1] For the first three decades of his career, he was billed using a gallicised spelling of his last name, Grappelly, reverting to Grappelli in 1969
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Mildred Bailey
Mildred Bailey
Mildred Bailey
(born Mildred Rinker; February 27, 1903 – December 12, 1951) was a popular and influential Native American jazz singer during the 1930s, known as "The Queen of Swing", "The Rockin' Chair Lady" and "Mrs. Swing". Some of her best-known hits are "It's So Peaceful in the Country", "Trust in Me", "Where Are You?", "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart", "Small Fry", "Please Be Kind", "Darn That Dream", "Rockin' Chair", "Blame It on My Last Affair", and "Says My Heart". She had three singles that made number one on the popular charts.[1] She grew up on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation in Idaho, where her mother was an enrolled member. The family moved to Spokane, Washington when she was 13
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Glenn Miller
Alton Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
(March 1, 1904 – missing in action December 15, 1944)[1][2] was an American big-band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best-known big bands
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Charlie Parker
Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.[1] Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop,[2] a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career.[3] This, and the shortened form "Bird", continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", " Bird
Bird
Gets the Worm", and " Bird
Bird
of Paradise"
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The Columbia Years 1943-1952
Columbia may refer to:Columbia (name), the historical female personification of the United States of America, and a poetic name for the AmericasContents1 Places1.1 North America 1.2 Elsewhere2 Companies2.1 Music and entertainment 2.2 Other companies3 Music 4 Schools4.1 School districts5 Ships5.1 Naval vessels 5.2 America's Cup yachts 5.3 Other ships6 Aircraft and spacecraft 7 In fiction 8 Publications 9 People 10 Other uses 11 See alsoPlaces[edit] North America[edit]District of Columbia, the United States' capital district Columbia District, a Hudson's Bay Company fur trading district in the Pacific Northwest Columbia Plateau, a geologic and geographic region in the U.S
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Dizzy Gillespie
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/ɡɪˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.[1] Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge[2] but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop.[citation needed] In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.[3] He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan,[4] Chuck Mangione,[5] and balladeer Johnny Hartman.[6] AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote: "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge
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Tony Martin (entertainer)
Alvin Morris (December 25, 1913 – July 27, 2012), known professionally as Tony Martin, was an American actor and popular singer. His career spanned over seven decades, and he scored dozens of hits between the late-1930s and mid-1950s with songs such as "Walk Hand in Hand" and "Stranger in Paradise"
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MGM
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios Inc. (abbreviated as MGM or M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM's headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California.[3] Once the largest, most glamorous, and most revered film studio in Hollywood, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew
Marcus Loew
gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer
Louis B

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