In Volume 2, Jeb Patton explores the comping styles of legendary and modern jazz pianists as a step-by-step guide to comping rhythms, voicings, and progressions. This 256-page book with two CDs explores these techniques: the left-hand style of Barry Harris; up-tempo style by Bud Powell; rootless voicings; drop-2s using the sixth-diminished scale; the style of Count Basie; modal voicings, and comping across the bar line. Additionally, there are nine note-for-note transcriptions of Barry Harris, Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal, Wynton Kelly, Hank Jones and Bill Evans playing behind soloists, as well as two examples by McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock. Also included are guides, rhythms, and progressions derived from the transcriptions, and 65 exercises aimed at getting the concepts under your fingers. Interviews about the art of comping with Peter Bernstein and Albert "Tootie" Heath are included. The two CDs contain demonstrations and play-along tracks. This is a "must-have" for any serious jazz pianist!