Often, jazz pianists are called upon to play solo gigs. This book attempts to ease the transition from group to solo jazz piano playing with a step-by-step practical appraoch to learning and playing standard tunes by dissecting their component parts; melody, harmony and bass. The parts are then reassembled in various ways. Chapters include: chords and voicings * bass lines * swing tunes * ballads * improvisation. Audio demonstraction tracks are provided for download or streaming online with a unique access code included in the book.