This is the book I have been waiting for - and now it's here. I cannot believe it. A book I can understand because it's written in plain English, is informative and quite frankly - a joy to read. Learning to play the piano was a chore - I was not naturally gifted - but I knew all those years ago that I wanted to play jazz - and now I am making progress - and it is all thanks to James. Here is a music expert who clearly has a way with words and knows what would-be jazz musicians want. A big THANK YOU to James Taylor.