A book that needs no introduction to those in the jazz world, John LaPorta’s A Guide to Jazz Improvisation has helped countless musicians in developing a natural and intuitive approach to improvising. A teacher of jazz improvisation for over fifty years, LaPorta’s unique, straight-forward, and simple approach has become the standard by which other jazz improvisation methods are measured. This book is an invaluable touchstone for every aspiring jazz musician.
“I’ve had nothing but good experiences with the published materials from Berklee Press. Their books on walking bass are classics. These are the books their instructors write and use. They emphasize solid musicianship, not flash. It’s really hard to go wrong with these books if you apply yourself to learning what’s in them.”
—Matthew Brown, ActiveBass.com
John LaPorta was a fixture at Berklee College of Music for many decades. He played a pivotal role in the…