ii7-V7-IM7 Soloing Ideas: Prevailing Scale Tones

The key here is to simply think and listen in the prevailing tonality without worrying about which scale or mode goes with each chord. For example, for a ii-V&-IM7 in C major simply use the notes from the C major scale over all three chords, letting your ear and intuition guide you. By the way, notice how many of the scale tones also just happen to be chord tones and how the continuously descending line creates a sense of expectation...

jazz soloing ideas scale tones

Never just play individual notes. It is cumbersome and exhausting and unmusical to contemplate or calculate which note you are going to play next one by one.