Weekend Words: Miles Davis

Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.

American musician Miles Davis (1926-1991) said that about the cool jazz he played but I think it pertains to other creative pursuits too. I doubt painters have an individual style with the first brushstroke. And I know it takes experience to find your voice as a writer.

Sunday mornings are usually slow and lazy… and Davis’ Kind of Blue set the perfect mood. Davis’ influential Blue is the best-selling jazz album of all time — something that he could only accomplish when he began to play like himself.

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