So I found myself in an uncomfortable situation at a recent gig and I thought I might throw it out to the TB world to see what y'all think.. I was playing in a jazz trio with a horn and kit. The other players were a fair bit heavier than me as I tend to stick with more r&b/ funk related styles of music, but I got this call anyway. Turned out there were some very heavy hitters that we all know of, playing on the recording that I was sent (to make matters worse..ha).. Anyway, playing predominantly 'pop' styles of music, I find I tend not to like soloing all that much as the arse often drops out of the song.. but on this gig I had to solo on every tune. I found that without any comping except for drums, I was unsure whether to outline the harmony, play a melody or what to do. The song felt too empty for me to try to be pretty. I felt kinda naked; so I just went for trusty blues licks #16-42 for the show... But I wanted to know if anyone else has this problem when given so much space to solo in, or if anyone has any advice on how to approach soling in an environment where I'm basically on my own? Cheers!