I am currently taking jazz piano lessons from a jazz pianist. I am very fascinated by this music style, and listen to it a lot. I found out that I really like the traditional kind of jazz piano, especially Erroll Garner.
The problem is: my piano teacher is more of a modern kind of jazz player. He knows a lot of stuff about Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, those kind of artists. He said to me that he doesn't know a lot of things about traditional piano, so my question is: how can I, besides listening to a lot of traditional jazz piano, become better in that style?
Are there ways to learn more about traditional theory, or certain things I need to know to begin in that direction? Btw, I can't read music.