What percentage of fellow band members do you think (On the jazz side) actually listen to the bass lines you play? I have been playing for quite a while & only recently have discovered 'Chord Tones' & having lessons. Up till now I have been playing bass lines in a scale'ic way. The reason I ask is I have recently replaced a 'schooled' bass player--better than myself---and they prefer the way I play--but will soon be going the Chord Tone way. Am I correct in thinking that if you keep fairly good time with good tone that accounts for a lot? Your views on this topic would be most interesting. Thanks.