One of the world's most popular patterns books, many jazz greats have fond memories of practicing from this great resource! It features an exhaustive collection of improvisational jazz patterns in various meters and feels. Comments and suggestions are included by the author---a legendary composer, arranger, conductor, and instrumentalist. This is a very popular book because it helps spell out some of the basic building blocks of the jazz language. It is regarded by many jazz teachers as one of the essential texts for their students.