Jay Hungerford plays a 1964 Fender Jazz Bass, a Yamaha BB5000A 5-string, a Yamaha Silent bass, and one of the early John Juzek bass instruments. His most recent CD is "The Keys to the City."
What makes this book by Hungerford a standout is the features it gives to help the reader, including a section on the blues, a section on rhythm changes, and 20 popular jazz standards. I found too many wonderful sections to list, which is always the case when you come upon something good like WALKING JAZZ LINES FOR BASS. But among them, I would like to mention "Uncommon Chord Movement," page 39; "Standard #5 - A Jazz Waltz," page 51 (I am always attracted to good jazz waltz material for playing!); "Blues - Variations," page 88 and page 89; and "Standard #4 (3/4 Blues), page 31.
WALKING JAZZ LINES FOR BASS is a fine instruction book by a fine musician. Well-crafted and an enjoyment to read, learn, and study with. The CD accompanying the book is entertaining and highly helpful.Jay Hungerford gives the readers their moneys worth plus more in this unique approach to bass in the excellent guide titled WALKING JAZZ LINES FOR BASS. The instruction book comes with a CD. A nice gift book for the bass player!'