Hi, I recently bought "Jazz Bass" by Ed Friedland from the 'Bass Builders' series. Having started it and feeling like I've kinda been thrown in headfirst it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So, i was wondering if anybody here has either read the book through or has read other books by Ed Friedland. Disclaimer: I realise you cannot learn jazz from a book, but i just want to get some basic theory and ideas in my head before attempting to play the stuff. thanks, C.