Tons of Runs for the Contemporary Pianist by Andy Laverne. For Piano. Piano Collection. Jazz. Early Advanced. Book. Published by Ekay/Shacor (AP.50-094374895X).
ISBN 094374895X. Jazz.
Tons of Runs is a wide-ranging compendium of runs, licks, and lines found in the jazz vernacular, each written in three different keys, and presented in a straightforward style without ponderous analysis. This book contains useful phrases derived from chord tones, passing tones, resultant scales, and scale-tone chords that piano players can use right away as "vocabulary enhancers." These are the raw material and tools that piano players everywhere can use to polish their performance and improvisation skills, and even create new and more interesting ways to play the music they already know!