Not just a dry textbook, The Jazz Harmony Book, is an engaging and witty guide to developing a nuanced sense of harmonic color, drama, and movement. It is a course in the process of adding chords to melodies, in understanding how a single melody can give rise to rich harmonic variations. This book will help you learn to speak the language of harmony, to learn the changes of standard tunes, to better understand and create the “right” chord progressions to songs, to re-harmonize songs freely in the manner of great jazz artists. The book comes with two CDs of the author David Berkman playing many of the written examples in the book.
The Jazz Harmonic Book, by David Berkman, www.shermusic.com.