Hi folks, I've done the searches and have come up with a few book suggestions, but wanted to lay out what I'm looking for in case someone would be able to stear me in the right direction. I'm looking for a book (or books) that will do the following: 1. guide through beginning jazz bass lines, and explain what's going on and why. 2. discuss voicings and again explain the why behind things. 3. a how to read and interpret charts. I know that just reading books won't do it all, that playing is a must. I've got guys to play with, I just need to bring some knowhow to the table. I've got all kinds of classical theory under my belt, but have never studied jazz. I plan on the listening/transcribing approach as well, but I'm one who really wants to know the "why": why does this note/chord/tonality push you towards another and why does this work well with this, etc. So, thanks in advance for any help you can give!