There is a special space offered in songs when everyone pauses and reconsiders this experience; the solo. It’s a different space, a new zone where if there was a trapeze, now we fold up the net. Let’s see what you can make up, surprise us, surprise yourself. The soloist who is interesting isn’t playing something again that they always play, those soloists exist too but they aren’t as frightening as the ones who can surprise both you and them. Being scared is where it’s at for the great soloists or to put it another way, avoiding what’s already known is where it’s at for the great soloists.