I don't know where this topic really belongs but it seems most relevant here. Lately, I've been really digging jazz brushes and learning to play it at home, both as an exercise and just for fun to work on my time. Just practicing on the back of a magazine and working out different accents, subdivisions, and feels. It's been immensely fruitful and such a great time workout. Just two brushes and a surface to work with. I'm also messing with Mike Longo's "Rhythmic Nature of Jazz" exercises and figuring them out using the brushes. The thing I love most jazz brush technique is that the stirring motion gives you a physical sense for time in between all the subdivisions - especially in a kinesthetic/tactile manner. And when I go back to the bass I try to maintain that "body feel" for time. It's also similar to what you go through with your fingers doing pizz on the bass in a way. Not to mention how expressive it is in terms of what's possible and the zillion different ways a simple swing beat can be done. You can go back to your favorite records and dig out some cool hits from your favorite recordings and find ways to apply them during bass soloing situations. One thing I def wanted to point out is that I just discovered a series of videos on YOOTOOB where they've recorded a bunch of jazz greats and show how distinctively different they do their thing. For example: Ben Riley Ben's comment about Papa Jo saying that he never goes in "preconceived" is deep. Anyways, it would be fascinating if someone were to do the same exact thing but with famous bassists doing simply things like walking and such. To cover the obvious stuff like note choices, but also to look at their physical approach. That would be too cool.