Vital concepts and topics of jazz pia improvisation are thoroughly presented in this outstanding book & CD by master performer and educator, Noah Baerman. Organized into three main categories----scales, modes and other source material; practical application; and conceptual issues----Baerman's approach develops the skills you need to channel your improvisational impulses into amazing solos. Complex subjects such as patterns, rhythmic variety, melodic contour, guide tones, locked hands and rhythmic displacement are easy and enjoyable to learn. No jazz pianist's library is complete without the Big Book of Jazz Pia Improvisation. 144 pages.