It’s still listening to Bird for me.
I do like reading through transcriptions.
Nothing worse than reading about jazz theory or hearing somebody talk about it.
Yes! I’m the same, it’s like when someone tries to explain rules to a card game to me. My eyes glaze over. I am an “ear” player I suppose, not actively thinking of particular changes when I’m soloing, unless it’s something with modern tonalities I need to decipher.