The other night my girlfriend and I were listening to a jazz tune we wanted to learn. She's a pianist and we are both trying to learn improvisation. While we were listening to the tune and the solo section came up, I started just unconsciously humming an improvised melody. I was struck by how good it sounded and felt as I hummed it. I personally can't solo that well on the bass (yet). I know we all talk about developing a voice and compare improvising to talking, etc. Why not sing an improvised line, record yourself and then transcribe it to figure out what you are subconsciously doing? When I sing something like that (I'm definitely not a singer, mind you), I'm not thinking about patterns, shapes, specific notes, etc. It's like every single song I've listened to in my life thus far influences what I am singing. For some reason, it feels more honest to me than playing bass which I often feel is more contrived (for me personally). Have you ever explored this type of thing, Anthony?