could be the single finest music book of any type I've ever seen. It's
certainly the best explanation of the mechanics of jazz, and the amazing
depth of the content is matched by the care and accuracy of the presentation.
An invaluable resource for all improvising musicians regardless of instrument."
Bass Player Magazine
has done it again. The Jazz Theory Book has the clarity that
most pedagogical books strive for. This book seems to have left no stone
unturned in what one should know about the inner sanctum of jazz theory.
The most fruitful information is generally derived from the source and
that is the essence of this book. This book is connected to the music
of our Jazz Masters. You can't get any better than that. Even the mature
musician will find information here. Truly a magnificent accomplishment."
has done it again and the music world is grateful. This book will help
move the understanding of jazz theory and harmony into the 21st century."
Levine has done it again, but this time he has created the most comprehensive
and complete theory book I've ever seen. It is really user-friendly
and is written in a clear and comfortable style. It has excellent musical
examples pertinent to the text and is also very inspiring and gives
a lot of practical advice you don't find in most theory books. Again,
a great job! Highly recommended."
is the case with The
Jazz Piano Book, Mark has done a completely thorough job,
organizing the material in a very logical and readable manner---highly
what the doctor ordered. Insightful and very well thought out."
a book on jazz theory and harmony that is very easy to understand yet
still covers in great depth just about all of the basics anyone would
need to know in order to get started or, in the case of the more advanced
player, wonderful information on areas such as playing "outside",
reharmonization, keyboard fundamentals, etc. I wish I'd had this book
40 years ago. I think this is the book every musician should own."
Jazz Theory Book should be in every musician's library regardless
of the level of their ability."
again Mark Levine has made an invaluable contribution to the field of
jazz textbooks. The Jazz Theory Book covers a wide range of
very useful material. It is quite thorough and complete. Even better.
Mark never loses sight of the fact that you use theory in order to play
and compose music. Simply a great book."
is the best book on jazz theory I have seen to date. The conversational
tone of all the text gives the student the feeling of learning from
a friend rather than an authoritarian figure. Great stuff.!"