Here's a version of Lush Life from a while back. I was working on 2 things here. You'll here the octaves as soon as the main melody starts and you'll hear me going into the stride stuff after a while.
I always try and play some tunes as if I'm walking out on a stage, work them up with some ideas and then perform them for real. That's what's great about recording yourself, you HAVE to listen back. And you WANT to, so you do. You hear your good stuff and your bad stuff. I have cassette tapes here from 20 years ago and you can hear my time all over the place. I don't know if it's perfect now, but I've come along way from when I had my Pro-Walkman. Remember those! Mine was on EVERY day!