Short story is that I usually tend to want to show off too much flashy stuff on bass, like I need to prove something. Lately I have really stopped doing a lot of that and instead am just focusing on feeling the groove and trying to make the groove happen a little more. I finally get it. Its not so much about notes and flash but rather groove and feel. I am getting a lot of satisfaction playing this way and it is making our band sound better. I recently saw Willie Weeks on a Cross Roads DVD playing Cross Roads with Clapton and Willie played very layed back but great groove, not a lot of notes but good sound for the band - this is totally opposite of how Jack Bruce played it. I think Jack Bruce was top notch bass player though. Of course Jamerson style is also inspiring to play this way - less notes but making each note mean a lot more with groove and feel rather than just blazing recklessly up and down the Blues Scale. Curious to hear from others on this topic. Thanks.