After playing BG and guitar forever and being scared of things without frets I finally went out today and bought my first DB. I love the sound, so time to do it. I have looked at the beginner threads and see Simandl, Ray Brown, and Rabbath mentioned a lot. The Simandl I had, used to do some of it for BG. The store gave me a copy of the Ray Brown book so I have that. I keep seeing Rabbath mentioned and I looked on Amazon and don't see it. Can some tell me the title? Money is tight, but I plan to get a teacher to at least get me started right. I want to play Jazz in long run is one book better than the other with that goal? Any other advise for a newbie other than shutup and go practice?