While many people don’t realize it, jazz was some of the first music I ever composed. For years, in fact, it was my one and only love. One of my favorite tunes during that time was All the Things You Are. If you are familiar with the song, you likely know its opening interval is an ascending perfect fourth. In turn, my composition utilizes and expands upon the same interval, using the original idea as the basis for a new piece. All the Things I’m Not is a playful and affectionate nod to this famous jazz standard.
January 11, 2020
Central Oklahoma Directors Association