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Go With the Flow
Here is another approach (departure point) for improvising. Consider it food for thought, take it with a grain of salt, don't take any wooden nickles, and always keep a stiff upper lip.
The key to playing jazz convincingly is to play the thirds and sevenths...in as much as there is a magic note the third and seventh are them.
With a little practice, you can begin to link up thirds and sevenths from chord to chord. The trick is to know your chord. (but that's another lesson.)
To paraphrase another wholenote guru "it's all about the chord of the moment"