Hi Todd, I just had yet another humbling reminder of my own limitations! I was playing today with a great guitarist, and having a ball until he called a bass solo on "Have You Met Miss Jones" at about 250bpm. Now, I don't mind playing at those kinds of tempos, and I don't think that I'm particularly lacking in facility generally, but there just seems to be a limit (around 225 or so) beyond which my fingers simply can't execute 8th note bebop lines smoothly. The alternative, of course, is to play a walking solo, but I've always felt that walking solos are kind of lame. This has always been a frustrating dilemma for me when these situations come up. Obviously, I need to practice more at fast tempos. But I was wondering if you have any suggestions for keeping some 8th note action going enough to make a solo swing at those tempos?