I have recently purchased my first double bass and am about to start lessons with a local teacher. I am looking at purchasing a few double bass specific texts/dvd's to supplement my lessons and was hoping for some recommendations. I have no classical aspirations and will predominantly be playing jazz and blues. I already own Ed Friedlands books as well as Ron Carter's Book, Ray Browns methods and Chuck Shers Improvisors Bass Method. At present I am considering purchasing the following also.. The Evolving Bassist Millenium Edition - Rufus Reid Upright Jazz Bass DVD - Ed Friedland Any other recommendations? Do I need to get the Simandl books?