Nine arrangements and original pieces at intermediate level (Grades 5-8)Notated jazz solos, accessible yet idiomaticWide range of styles, from swing standards to contemporaryIncludes a piano duet-a sizzling jazz-sambaCD of full performances, to help with interpretation, and backing tracks for the duetA companion volume to Jazz on a Winter's Night (978-0-19-336590-2)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.Songlist:Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh, arr. Nikki Iles: On the sunny side of the streetA. & M. Bergman/Michel Legrand, arr. Nikki Iles: The Summer knowsNikki Iles: East Coast BluesNikki Iles: GuavaNikki Iles: SummertideRay Noble, arr. Nikki Iles: The touch of your lipsThomas Moore/J. A. Stevenson, arr. Nikki Iles: The last rose of summerJay Beckenstein, arr. Nikki Iles: Shaker Song (duet)Nikki Iles: Sundown
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