An Approach to Comping, Vol. 2 - Advanced Concepts and Techniques
Advanced Concepts and Techniques explores the comping styles of modern jazz pianists. It is a step-by-step guide to comping rhythms, voicings, and progressions - as played by the masters.
Explorations of the left-hand comping of Barry Harris, up-tempo comping by Bud Powell, rootless voicings, drop-2's using the sixth-diminished scale, comping in the style of Count Basie, modal voicings, and comping across the bar line.
9 note-for-note transcriptions of Barry Harris, Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal, Wynton Kelly, Hank Jones, and Bill Evans comping behind the soloist.
2 examples of comping in the styles of McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock.
Comping guides, rhythms, and progressions derived from the transcriptions.
65 comping exercises aimed at getting the concepts under your fingers.
2 CDs containing demonstrations and play-along tracks.
Interviews about the art of comping by Peter Bernstein and Albert "Tootie" Heath
256 pages, plus 2 CDs!