Maybe a question for Chris Fitzgerald, but one that might interest others? I was at a workshop this week with a local Sax Player/Composer who took us through a tune he had written and arranged. He mentioned that occasionally he teaches on the Guildhall Jazz course in London and had tried this out on the students there and how one of them - an American woman complained about his advice and that she had studied for many years with Jamey Aebersold and wouldn't play what he advised. So in the last 4 bars of the tune, there are a series of altered G7 chords and the composer advised that a diminished scale would fit over this part. But the person in question said that no - she would take each chord and play it on its merits. So is this what jamey Aebersold teaches and even if this is so - do you think that if a composer "hears it" one way you should play how you feel or how somebody else has told you? I talked a bit more to the composer in the pub and he said how he thought it was ironic as he was thinking of a bluesy feel that came to him from hearing the solos of US-based sax players like Sonny Rollins etc. So is Jamey Aebersold teaching an approach that the classic performers don't follow? Sorry that's two questions at least now (!) - but I think it's an interesting area for discussion anyway!