Mark Levine is a wellspring of knowledge on modern jazz piano playing... his brilliant playing is proof that he knows what he's talking about.”
— Mulgrew Miller
At last! A simple, easy-to-learn method for playing the melodies of your favorite tunes, using hip voicings as played by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, etc.
Famed jazz pianist and author of “The Jazz Piano Book,” Mark Levine has created “The Menu” — a succinct guide to learning a multitude of voicings so you can harmonize melodies on the spot.
There's a Mark Levine book called “The Jazz Theory Book.” I would suggest getting it and doing two pages a day just to study it and learn to read some basic piano, even if you can only pick out one note at a time. As you work through it you'll notice the way you hear and the way you sing will automatically start to change. It's like looking at the world and not knowing it's all blurry — you can make your way through, but then you get glasses and everything gets clearer and clearer. I think that's really important.”
— Esperanza Spalding
Mark combines soul and intellect in an easily understandable manner.”
— Jamey Aebersold
He's a very talented pianist. He's very cognizant of where you're going with the music. We were playing mostly original compositions, and some of my tunes aren't the easiest to play, and he handled them beautifully. He has a very fresh expression when he solos.”
— Harold Land
You have done it again with a most valuable learning tool for all of us.”
— Rufus Reid
— Dena DeRose