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Review: Jazz Piano Book, The by Mark Levine

Jazz Piano Book, The by Mark Levine - review and discussion

Author: Mark Levine
306 pages

Summary:

This is a must have book for jazz pianists because it covers just about every jazz piano building block there is. This is one of the top jazz piano books out there. It almost doesn't matter what level you're at because it's easy to find something to explore and work on. This book helped my personal playing grow when I first played through it.

Description (book jacket or other publisher notes):

Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Jamey Aebersold, Richie Beirach, and more, this book presents all the information a student of jazz piano needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced pianists, written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz piano playing.

Full Book Review and Other Notes:

Official info: Mark Levine, long-time pianist with Cal Tjader, is a Concord Jazz recording artist who has recorded with such jazz greats as Joe Henderson, Camen McRae, Richie Cole, Mark Murphy, Houston Pearson, and many others. Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more!

"One of the best jazz piano books I've ever seen -- very easy to understand."-Kenny Barron

"Unlocks door after door of contemporary jazz piano sounds."-Down Beat

"One of the finest new jazz instruction books. Written by an experienced, professional jazz player, it is practical and unpretentious."-Richie Beirach

"It covers all the bases -- an invaluable resource for any keyboard player."-Jamey Aebersold

"One of the most complete anthologies of jazz piano in recent years."-James Williams

"Applause for one of the truly fine pianists of our time for putting his vast expertise, experience and musicality into book form."-Art Lande

Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more!


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