I have played music for many years. I studied music at some fine universities and had a decent dose of music theory along the way, or so I thought. One thing that has taken me a while to get my head around is the jazz theory. Below I have listed some of the books that I use for practicing patterns and learning jazz theory.
- Hexatonics by Jerry Bergonzi http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Hexatonics-Vol-7-book-CD/17447091
- Pentatonics by Jerry Bergonzi http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Pentatonics/3813438
- Various Jamey Aebersold books and play-along cds. http://www.jazzbooks.com/
- The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine http://www.shermusic.com/new/0961470151.shtml
- The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine http://www.shermusic.com/new/1883217040.shtml
- Jazz Keyboard Harmony by Phil Degreg http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Keyboard-Harmony-Phil-DeGreg/dp/B000FKE4WU
- Modern Jazz Voicings by Ted Pease and Ken Pullig
- Jazz Composition Theory and Practice by Ted Pease
- Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble by Dick Howell and Ken Pullig.
The last three books listed are all part of the Berklee School of Jazz curriculum. They are available from the Berklee Press. http://www.berkleepress.com/
If anybody has any other suggestions, please let me know.