Watch the Cinco-Pation online guitar lesson by Bill Evans from 30 Sax Licks for Guitar You MUST Know
Any time you leave space between the notes it allows the rhythm section to react more to what you play. Don't be afraid to syncopate your lines. Write out a line and then take some notes away, put rests in, and see how it sounds. Bend the notes, like on this phrase, and leave some space. You'll like what happens to your line.