Nikki Iles - Jazz In Springtime (with CD)
-Nine arrangements and original pieces at intermediate level (Grades 4-7).
-Notated jazz solos, accessible yet idiomatic.
-Wide range of styles, from swing to contemporary.
-CD of full performances to help with interpretation.
This stylish piano album takes players on a musical tour of springtime, presenting well-loved jazz standards such as 'April in Paris' and 'Honeysuckle Rose' alongside cool original compositions by celebrated jazz pianist Nikki Iles. The nine pieces present a variety of jazz styles, including swing, folk, samba, and contemporary, drawing inspiration from the likes of Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, and Chick Corea. With fully notated rhythms, grooves, and improvisations, Jazz in Springtime is the perfect collection for pianists looking for that authentic jazz sound.
Forces or Category - Solo piano.
Difficulty - Easy to Moderately difficult.