from the Preface:
"This is an immense work, complete and of the highest level, of unquestionable value to all those interested in music in general and jazz in particular, its history, harmonic sequences, improvising systems, and specific phrases, with a multitude of indispensable ideas for the study and comprehension of this music. All this written by a highly experience and exceptionally gifted pianist."
Table of Contents:
- Scales and Intervals
- Chords and Chord Scales
- Moving Chords Through Scales
- Harmonic Sequences
- Pentatonic Scales
- Diminished Scale Patterns
- Scales and Patterns in Double Notes
Appendix 1: "Arrangments of Jazz Classics"
Appendix 2: "Studies in Jazz Concepts"
Appendix 3: "Discography""As a method book for budding improvisers on any instrument it should be required reading." --Paul Bley