Hey Everybody! I've spent plenty of time and money and effort on all things gear related, now I've finally come to the conclusion that the only thing I'm lacking in is.... **drum roll**... musical vocabulary! I've been riding one the same set of chops, comps, and licks for more years than I would like to admit, and after attending a Thundercat show (truly amazing! Go see him if you have the chance!) I've decide the next thing in the chain that I need to upgrade is myself! I have the speed and dexterity to play most finger/slap lines that come to mind and I'd consider myself competent and interesting when jamming/improvising, but I feel like nowadays I am settling for the same style and voicing I've gravitated to for a few years now. I love playing bass and I would consider a core part of my personality as being a musician, and it breaks my heart to feel like I'm lacking in an area I spend so much time in. In short, where do I go to open my fingers and my mind to new musical territory? The most exciting things I'm hearing (because I don't understand them) come from every Jaco line ever and more recently to Thundercat. I know these guys are very fluent in jazz, so my question is where do I start to attain that same or similar vocabulary of note choice? For reference, I come from a background of learning all the Primus, RHCP, Parliament lines in the book. How do I go to the next level? Thank you all for the kind wisdom I'm sure to receive on this forum (as always)!