Much has been written about the jazz “language” or the jazz “vocabulary.” Linguistic references are sensible and proper because, just as we speak in words and phrases derived from the alphabet, so do we improvise jazz in musical phrases derived from notes. In speech, choosing the right words is essential to expressing ourselves properly and making a statement. Likewise, choosing the right notes is essential to properly expressing ourselves and making a "musical" statement.
The Mulgrew Miller Collection
Questions and Answers
Tons Of Runs For The Contemporary Pianist - By Laverne
Volume 42 - Jazz Piano Comping by James Williams
Jamey Aebersold Transcribed Solos
The Musican's Book of Five Rings