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Jazz on a Summer's Day + CD
Editor:  Nikki Iles
Subtitle: 9 pieces for jazz piano
Forces or Category: Solo piano
Details: 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.
Selling points: 
  • 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
  • A companion volume to Jazz on a Winter's Night (978-0-19-336590-2)
Contents:  Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh, arr. Nikki Iles: On the sunny side of the street
A. & M. Bergman/Michel Legrand, arr. Nikki Iles: The Summer knows
Nikki Iles: East Coast Blues
Nikki Iles: Guava
Nikki Iles: Summertide
Ray Noble, arr. Nikki Iles: The touch of your lips
Thomas Moore/J. A. Stevenson, arr. Nikki Iles: The last rose of summer
Jay Beckenstein, arr. Nikki Iles: Shaker Song (duet)
Nikki Iles: Sundown
Short Description:
Publication Date: Apr 26 2012
Level of Difficulty: B-C
Trim Size:311x232
Number of pages:32
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