Includes online audio tracks! Jazz Piano Essentials includes a collection of riffs, patterns, and exercises as well as explanations of stylistic piano idioms---such as stride, walking bass, rootless voicings, rhythm changes, blues, swing, bebop, and others---supported with transcriptions, arrangements, and solos based on standards. It also contains many intros and endings along with standard runs and fills. A unique compendium full of personal tips and secrets of jazz piano collected over a lifetime of study and performance. Classical musicians starting to investigate jazz or intermediate to advanced players wanting to enhance their skill set will find this book to be full of promise and absolutely "essential."