Writing With Miles Davis

The way Miles Davis’s use of short, suggestive music impacts a writer’s prose:

Unlike so much fat-cat prose, Davis’s solos didn’t divert from their emotional center by wowing the audience with speed and facility. With less distraction, the force of his music landed more squarely on me.

More is less. Simplify and provoke. A great artist doesn’t need to show or tell it all.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.