Yes I realize that there are about nine other jazz posts and I have read them all. I am not asking what to listen to or tabs to the songs. I merely want to ask for techniqe help and if anyone knows of a website that has chord charts for bass and or instruction for using chords. I have very little money so books probably aren't going to help me right now. I am aware that jazz radio stations are a big help but I have no access to them(none in my area, no cable, just can't get internet sites to connect on my PC). I simply would like some tips or pointers to give me a good start to playing improv jazz. Please do not take me as stupid or ignore this as "another idiot wants to play jazz, so why doesn't he read all the other jazz posts on the site". Thank you and I hope you take me seriously.