Any thoughts on this statement? Been running through some jazz standards with some guys who are really pretty much rockers at the end of the day and more than one has made he comment "its jazz, you can play just about anything ", implying I guess that in their mind they aren't locked into any kind of changes in whatever tune is being played. I've copied and forwarded changes to a lot of the tunes that we run through, and the KB just shows up with his own set of scribbled down notes he got from listening to the recording, and just disregards or ignores whatever I send out which is usually from the Real Book or a chart I have obtained from somewhere else. The whole purpose of me providing those is just to get everyone on the same page. Problem is that while playing, some things just sound off so its obvious we aren't on the same page but I just don't have a strong enough background in this stuff to really say anything other than " are you using the chord sheet I provided and if not could you please do so "? I get that listening as opposed to reading whats in front of you is a big part of this, but I guess Im not quite sure where the mentality that "you can play almost anything " come from and am left feeling that the people who say this are really doing nothing but hammering out random chords that are only closely related to whats written down in a lot of these charts... Hope that makes sense..>Typing this out as Im getting ready for a work meeting.