"250 Jazz Patterns" by Evan Tate is a comprehensive guide to learning jazz improvisation from the ground up. This book is an excellent resource for jazz musicians of all levels, from beginners to advanced players.
The book is designed to be easy to follow and easy to learn, with plenty of exercises and jazz etudes to help you develop your skills. Whether you are just starting out or are looking to improve your improvisational abilities, this book has something for everyone.
The 250 jazz patterns included in the book cover a wide range of styles and techniques, giving you a solid foundation for your jazz improvisation. The book also includes a variety of chord progressions and scales, as well as tips and tricks for creating your own solos.
The exercises in the book are designed to help you develop your improvisation skills in a structured way. They start with simple exercises that focus on basic techniques and gradually progress to more complex patterns and chord progressions.
The jazz etudes in the book are an excellent way to put your new skills into practice. They are designed to help you learn how to apply the patterns and techniques you have learned in a real-world setting.
Overall, "250 Jazz Patterns" by Evan Tate is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn jazz improvisation. It is easy to follow, easy to learn, and packed with exercises and jazz etudes to help you develop your skills. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, this book is sure to help you take your improvisation to the next level.
What the Pros are saying about “250 Jazz Patterns”:
“I highly recommend the book “250 Jazz Patterns” by Evan Tate, it is an invaluable tool for the development of improvisation in the jazz language. I use it with my students to develop their ear towards a more melodic and motif oriented approach to playing chord progressions, specifically turnarounds and the essential ii V I variations. There is more to this book than meets the eye, it not only feeds student but it teaches the student to cook so that he/she can feed themselves for a musical lifetime.”
- Chico FreemanTenor & Soprano saxophonist / Recording Artist
“In a world already overcrowded with instructional books written about jazz improvisation, Evan Tate’s rises to the top. I urge any beginning musician interested in becoming a more fluent improviser to buy this book. It will help you tremendously.”
- Gary Smulyan Baritone Saxophonist/ Jazz Educator