Re: Funk Improvisation...im runnin out of ideas
Take advantage of the extended form to build the solo. Start with simple ideas and don't be afraid to leave space. This gives the rhythm section some space to work with.
Listen to them and try to incorporate some of their ideas in your lines. Get a conversation goint. In my opinion this is the real common feature among the great players.
You can build by adding rhythmic and/or harmonic complexity. Think about the shape of your solo. It is sometimes very effective to let a solo wind back down at the end or right before the final buildup. By changing the intensity/complexity you are manipulating the tension and release and preparing for the next section of the chart.