Jazz on a Summer's Day - Jazz Piano
By Nikki Iles.
Jazz on a Summer's Day is a unique collection of stylish jazz arrangements and original compositions for solo piano. It conveys the many sides of summer through swing, blues, samba, calypso, and folk, and draws inspiration from jazz artists including Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Grover Washington Jr, and Sonny Rollins. The author's credentials, as a celebrated jazz pianist and composer, guarantee a perfect introduction to jazz and to sounding like the best.
- Nine arrangements and original pieces at intermediate level (Grades 5-8)
- Notated jazz solos, accessible yet idiomatic
- Wide range of styles, from swing standards to contemporary
- Includes a piano duet - a sizzling jazz-samba
- CD of full performances, to help with interpretation, and backing tracks for the duet