Thanks but honestly, as to the "different styles", IMO unless you're playing jazz or standards, it's all rock and roll. There's much more overlap between Metallica and funk than there is to Autumn Leaves. You may need to learn a new picking technique or similar but it's not that far a leap. Ramble away my friend. I enjoy a bit of discussion in these threads. To your point about Coltrane and Hodges and the unknown players back home, I think YouTube has given an outlet for those "unknown" players to be a little more known. I'm sure for every BB King there were dozens of guys out there that could outplay him but for whatever reason, just didn't get the name recognition. Maybe that's a bad example given how unique he was but I think you get the point. YouTube is filled with massive amounts of talent and many of them will never see the same level of success as others. Sometimes that's just dumb luck or lack of it. The best players don't always get the rewards.