so i've had these two books by tim richards for months, many months. my schedule is so busy that i really haven't had time to thoroughly go through them as tim and myself would both like.
i took some time to read through both books and as expected, the jazz books are just as professional and complete as the improvising blues book he wrote.
i'll have a thoroughh review soon, but it hasn't been edited yet and i'm on the road for the next week.
so, bottom line is that these are great books. if these had been around back in the late 80's when i was scavenging every book i could get my hands on, all i would need are tim's books. he literally covers everything, and includes a cd with tracks of all the tunes and more.
that's all for now.
Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.
Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.
5 Pro Tips for Practicing Jazz Piano
"Danny Boy" Jazz Leadsheet
Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Notebook
Fundamentos Físicos del Sonido
Let's Take a Look at Steinberg Dorico, Part 1
Summer Music Theory Classes Will Change Your Life