It is generally very well reviewed, although some less advanced readers have reported that its difficulty gradient is rather steep when it moves from general basic theory into the more advanced realm of jazz harmony.
Jamey Aebserold is a massive name in jazz education. He has been hosting summer workshops since the 1960s, but is probably best known for his extensive series of books, which offer the student the opportunity to play along with a pre-recorded professional rhythm section.
A newer addition to the jazz education syllabus, this book by British educator and saxophonist Ollie Weston is perfect for the intermediate instrumentalist who wants to start delving into the world of jazz and improvisation.
As the title suggests, it focuses on the development of independent limb coordination, but Chapin was also one of the first people to write down the comping figures of early bebop masters like Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, and this book is a required study topic with many top jazz drum teachers.
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