Charlie is a most accomplished musician, his playing is at once strong and deeply sensitive, he has a beautiful sense of time, and his influences speak to me of Bill Evans and George Shearing, with a little Fats Waller tossed in.
Cindy McLeod, Jazz Elements
Charles Austin is one of the most innovative and creative jazz instructors and performers currently writing educational material.
Lee Prosser, Jazz Review
An Approach to Jazz Piano
Revised Fifth Edition, 2013
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In this clearly written text, first published in 2001, Charles Austin draws on a lifetime of experience as a professional jazz pianist, and three decades as a college instructor guiding hundreds of students in the fundamentals of jazz piano. Revised and updated Fifth Edition available as a 456 page coilbound paperback or PDF eBook. More..