Hi everyone, not that long ago, I (really) discovered Jazz and started playing the double bass. I have a musical background but this is the first time I am into improv. And like many (as I heard) improv can stress me out at times. While I can memorise tunes and walk them, I often get lost while improvising. I am having the impression that if I want to play what I feel (rather than recalling licks that I previously practiced), i loose time as well as the changes. Because I am bad at multitasking improv and keeping up with the song? While this does not happen with Songs I have internalised (e.g., Autumn Leaves), more harmonically complex tunes (e.g., Stella by Starlight) seem impossible to me. I asked two teachers on this, but both could not really understand my problem and just gave me the advice that I simply have to internalise all tunes. Is this really the only way? Do you have any experience or suggestions on this? I am eager to improve my multitasking, so I am particularly grateful for practicing ideas. Thanks.