Why is it that important to not play the high notes the horns are going to play or the bass if the bass is going to play it ? I thought the TDPRI guys should know. I was reading about this, and thought how the hell the horn players are going to know if i m playing a note in their charts ? They wouldn t probably ever hear what i play in the first place, and being the comping style of playing, just very quick strums, how are they going to notice ? And if they notice, why would they be angry ? I would just think it gives a fuller sound. I 've never played in a big band context. Any ideas ?