I play piano in a jazz band and I've been learning piano for about 8/10 years now. The type of music I'm talking about here is mainly swing music.
What are some good techniques/practices for accompanying a big band when all you get is chord symbols? I can read and play chords fine, but I'm unsure as to how I should play them (e.g. when accompanying a solo).
Could someone advise as to rhythmic techniques, styles or examples which would be good to look at? This has always puzzled me as when I've watched other people do it, they seem to just know how and when to place the chords so they fit in with the band really well.
I would appreciate your suggestions