More than 500 pages of text and 750+ musical examples.
Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and user-friendly. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published.
The Jazz Theory Book takes the student from the most basic techniques such as chord construction and the II-V-I progression through scale theory, the blues, I've Got Rhythm changes, slash chords, the bebop and pentatonic scales, how to read a lead sheet and memorize tunes and a study of reharmonization that is almost a book in itself.
The author, Mark Levine, has worked with Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and many other jazz greats.