As bass players, how do you guys go about learning and internalising a new standard up until the point where you can comfortably play with a group and be able to listen to and react to their playing? I seem to be getting lost quite a fair bit in the form when dudes start playing more 'out', or my bass line gets too "root" based in an attempted to hold down the changes, and it detracts from the creativity of the ensemble. I can play through the chord tones of the form with time through the keys, and play all scales associated with the chords. I've transcribed a few solos that are based on the form I'm learning. I have perfect pitch (which has been the bane of my jazz learning thus far since everything I hear is fixed pitch), I think I may be missing a big point by not transcribing an entire bass line but I need a way to benefit from it since for me, hearing a note is equivalent to reading a note off a page.