I just got fired from my guitar trio band 'cause my solos were too busy for the guitarist. (Guitar, string bass & drums). We play the standards like Stella, Dolphin Dance, Stomping at the Savoy, etc. Her highness's major complaint was too many 16th & triplets in my solos. (within the chord structure), and not enuff sub melodies with 1/8 notes. In past, I 've taken ideas from trumpet & sax players, or fooled with the melody, or work off the fifth chord of the another chord,( ie C dom 7 but start on G dom 7). But it takes a long time to digest & implement with the other players. How do you guys manage to solo thru the standards at the drop off the hat?? Any easy ways? and I just picked up Dave Baker's Improv patterns, Bebop era Vol 3, for bass clef over the weekend for new ideas.