I try to hear different things for different styles. For Instance. Latin Lead: Victor Paz or Luis Aquino Jazz Lead: Snooky Young, Jon Faddis, Wayne Bergeron Commercial Lead: Luis Aquino, Jerry Hey.......Gary Grant, Barry Danielian Jazz: Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw....Miles Classical: Maurice Andre, Bud Herseth....Malcolm McNab I throw these sound concepts into an imaginary funnel and I hope that the end results meet the demands of the job at hand. For the warm up, I play all of my routines using a sound reference based on Herseth. This helps to set the tone (no pun intended) for any direction.