The brain activity of jazz musicians is substantially different from that of classical musicians, even when they’re playing the same piece of music.
Source: Brains of jazz and classical musicians work differently, study reveals – Classic FM
Stoked to learn of this study and so glad we’re beginning to learn more about improvisation in music. Long overdue. If you haven’t alredady, check out Charles Limb’s work with improvisers and freestyle rappers in an fMRI machine. Fascinating stuff!