My guitarist friend has come back from music school and wants to jam on a few jazz tunes with me. I played in my high school jazz band last year, which really wasn't good preparation for actual improvisation because the lines were all written out for me. Now, one of the tunes he wants to play is Footprints. I found a good lead sheet of it with the main bass part written down, and I've been listening to the Miles Smiles version of the song trying to figure out what Ron Carter's playing during the F7#11/E7#9/D7/G7#5 turnaround part. I don't want to duplicate it exactly, I just want to understand what he's playing to further my understanding of jazz bass and how to play to changes without sounding like crap.