I have been obsessed with Dexter Gordon's playing for about the past year, and have obtained 11 or 12 albums of his that I have been constantly listening to. I know I'm not alone in this obsession, but lately I've noticed that I now have troubles playing up on the beat, I'm always behind and lazy, like Dex. I don't have a problem with this, I love the style, but my instructor gets a bit annoyed when he wants me to play a solo done by Coltrane or some other, and I'm 1/2 a beat behind the recording. Is this a bad thing? Should I throw out my albums and start intensive training to correct this mishap? Or do I just have to learn how to play on the beat when I have to?