I found this video and, aside from the stellar singing by Gladys Knight and Etta James (I didn’t care much for Chaka Khan on this one,) I want you to watch BB King when he takes a solo at about 2 minutes in.
The camera will be on him as he starts the solo and he’ll be sitting right in what I call the “house” pattern (I talk about this pattern in 5 Easy Blues Solos among others,) and he just kills it. He doesn’t leave that little 4-5 note area for the whole first half of the solo while the camera is on his hand.
I love examples like this where there isn’t anything fancy or complex… it just sounds perfect and it’s as if there’s no way it could be better no matter what you think you might add.
And enjoy this great tune: