Sample Endorsements

Thank you for the immense mountain of essential study materials you've generated. I've seen a few generations of players come up with insanely evolved skills, and I hold you responsible for a lot of them. It's a remarkable life's work you've made, and it clearly ain't over yet.”
— Steve Swallow

There's a Mark Levine book called 'The Jazz Theory Book.' I would suggest getting it and doing two pages a day just to study it and learn to read some basic piano, even if you can only pick out one note at a time. As you work through it you'll notice the way you hear and the way you sing will automatically start to change. It's like looking at the world and not knowing it's all blurry — you can make your way through, but then you get glasses and everything gets clearer and clearer. I think that's really important.”
— Esperanza Spalding

Randy Vincent is an extraordinary musician. With this book, he gives a clear way to illuminate harmonies in the most sensible and transparent way.”
— Pat Metheny

Terrific publication. Great collection of tunes and really nicely presented and printed.”
— Chick Corea

An excellent book, useful to beginners as well as advanced players.”
— Michael Brecker

Mark Levine is a wellspring of knowledge on modern jazz piano playing. His books are invaluable tools in aiding the aspiring pianist. Furthermore, his brilliant playing is proof that he knows what he's talking about.”
— Mulgrew Miller

Chuck Sher has put together a book the way that it should be done. Done in a very fine fashion.”
— Joe Henderson

Undoubtedly the finest book of its kind available today... Sher's book demonstrates a profound understanding of the nature of improvisation... Recommended for any and all bassists, classical, jazz or rock. Teachers of improvisation will find it the only reliable and comprehensive text available.”
— International Society of Bassists Newsletter

Every time I go to teach or these little jam sessions, I always see one or more of your books around the kids and professionals. You have done a big service to the music world and jazz in particular.”
— Richie Beirach

Jeb Patton has written a well-conceived and well-thought-out book about the art of comping for pianists. It's full of examples of voicings and rhythms and interviews with top musicians discussing the art of comping. A great book!”
— Kenny Barron

Wonderful for beginners and just as great for professionals.”
— Ron Carter

In a world deeply populated with music books, this a special one that teaches how to accompany in an insightful and approachable way. Thanks to Mike's musical wisdom and experience, it fills a gap that finally addresses how to really do it!”
— Michael Feinstein

Chuck Sher and Marc Johnson have given us a wonderful book. [...] It's a pleasure to encounter a Bass Method so well conceived and executed.”
— Bass Player Magazine

Randy Vincent is a master player and teacher. The information in this book is very thorough and complete and the insights he offers are invaluable to anyone who is interested in improvising. This is a most welcome addition to the world of jazz pedagogy. Thanks, Randy!”
— Bruce Forman

Thoughtfully conceived, informative, concise, and organized with the needs of the young musician in mind.”
— Eddie Gomez

The only bass book you will need.”
— Paul Jackson