While I'm always thankful just to have a gig, occasionally I get on a job (we're talking jazz here) where the piano player feels compelled to hammer the root out with his left pinkie or worse yet with the thumb/pinkie octave. This tells me a number of things: 1. the pianist doesn't think I'm cutting the changes. 2. the pianist thinks I suck and wants me to lay out. 3. the pianist is used to doing solo gigs. I try to deal with this, but it is frustrating. I've considered actually telling the pianist that he/she is stepping all over me, but I'd rather find a way to work around it and complement his/her style. Any suggestions?