But it made sense. He told me that when he hears a collection of tones, he can't help but relate it to a harmonic structure, and in that vein, finds it difficult to deviate from the tradition. And therefore found surprises and unpredictability in my improvisations.
Funny that what I assumed was a defect is, through another set of eyes, seen as a virtue. I'm not going to argue with that... I'll take what I can get.
...but I'm still going to try to learn harmonic improvisation.
Here we go, Day 278: https://ia600303.us.archive.org/11/items/Improv51812/20120518190701.mp3