Just writing about a problem I've experienced for years -- getting the band to embrace dynamics -- consciously. In jazz, we do improvise a lot, and sometimes, there is tension created through dynamics, although it's mostly carried by the soloist, I find -- not with a lot of support from the band. As a bass player, if follow the soloist in creating dynamics, that helps, but my influence is limited if the drummer isn't supporting the soloist in that creation of tension. There have been a few instances where it's been achieved regularly, but as members change, I've found dynamics is an area that takes constant emphasis to remain part of the diet of the band. Do you find this to be true in your experience? If so, how do you strengthen this area?