"In the true tradition of the jazz vernacular, that has been passed down through the generations; this method offers an opportunity for a composer to shape his music in a very personal style
- Dr. Billy Taylor
"Mickey Bass has written a book on his system of improvisation, which will prove to be a valuable and insightful addition to any aspiring jazz musician's library. There is a wealth of knowledge here from cover to cover, based on Mickey's years of experience on the bandstand. This is a welcome addition to the jazz improvisation literature."
- Bobby Watson