My example is simple: over a dm7 chord, play up the dorian mode full octave in eighth notes starting with a pick up note. When I get to B natural it will be on the beat, but moves between A and C as a accented passing tone.
Is that kind of accenting of an avoid tone "OK" for conventional jazz style?
If instead of passing to a chord tone I held the B until the chord changed to G7 so the B because a chord tone (I guess an sort of accented anticipation) would that be OK? (I'm not at a piano at the moment to try it.)