Hi, You may find some interesting things to work on regarding comping in "An Approach to Comping: The Essentials" published by Sher Music. Basically, it's a guide to help you comp along with real jazz recordings. It's fun, and really can unlock a lot of secrets. If you can comp along with Horace Silver, Barry Harris, and Red Garland etc. then eventually you'll be speaking the language of comping and be able to creatively comp with confidence. Good Luck.
P.S. Vol 2: "An Approach to Comping: Advanced Concepts and Techniques" is due to be released Jan. 8th. Check out shermusic.com.
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.
Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.
Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of "Modalogy" and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.
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