The Jazz Theory Book
By Mark Levine.
The Jazz Theory Book is the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published. With over 500 pages of text and over 750 musical examples it takes the student from the most basic techniques such as chord construction and the II-V-I progression through scale theory, the blues, "I've Got Rhythm" changes, slash chords, the bebop and pentatonic scales, how to read a lead sheet and memorize tunes, to a study of reharmonization. ... almost a book in itself! Written in the language of the working jazz musician this book is easy to read and user-friendly. Mark Levine has worked with Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and many other jazz greats so satisfaction is guaranteed!