this question is in regards to something i hear mr. hekselman do. specifically what really made me start thinking about this was on his solo over the way you look tonight, on ari's record bert's playground. it's on spotify if you don't know what i'm talking about.
i would really like to be able to do what he does on that solo - play freely over a very up-tempo tune, messing with the rhythms, floating, pretty much ignoring the time and harmony. he also does some of this stuff over the melody, displacing it and doing crossrhythms or something similar.. i've tried doing this kind of thing, and while it's pretty easy to do some of the interesting floating things he's doing, it's almost impossible for me to keep the form at the same time. as soon as i start messing with it i lose track, and i don't know how to keep track and mess with it at the same time. any insights on this?