Well my band was more or less dissolved today, I have been considering buying a DB and trying to figure it out with some instruction of course. But ultimately I would like to learn (or just switch to) Jazz on the electric bass. I have been deeply affected by Mingus and I love the chordal approach to "All the Things You Are". I have been to a few Jazz Jams here in Austin (Elephant Room) I was totally blown away. I would like to get good enough to get up there and jam with those guys (they switch out players after a couple songs). My quandary is this: Do I need lessons on jazz or just start learning the songs. I know a little of Haitian Fight song by Mingus and I am working on ATTYA. I have been playing for about 1.5 yr. and have played with several bands in the alternative metal category.