"Every aspiring jazz musician should get this book! What an amazing approach to showing what’s “under the hood” of the choices the members of a jazz band make while playing the same tune every night over several years. How those choices evolve as the members become more familiar with and trust each other as the years go by affects the chances they take in exploring new territory too.
Ron’s Chartography book sheds light on the developmental process of the band and it’s members from several standpoints in a way that I’ve never before seen explained or visually depicted. His example is from his own bass playing accompanying the melody of one tune over several years but gives you a birds-eye view that applies to the interaction of all the musicians in the band. This shows musicians of any instrument how its done. This is the heart of jazz and the spirit of playing in the sandbox, which is the most fun. -- Herbie Hancock
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The most recorded jazz bassist in history...
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Composer, Teacher, Author, Film Scorer, Leader, Sideman
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