📚🎵 Book recommendations: jazz and the creative process

I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the creative process of jazz musicians lately. I finished How to Listen to Jazz and Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, and have now moved on to The History of Jazz. The books are certainly more interesting if you’re a jazz fan, but I think even if you’re not, there’s plenty to enjoy and take inspiration from.

Here’s one of my favorite stories. Turns out Miles Davis had imposter syndrome:


And here’s one more, about the improvisation process in jazz:

Don’t do that again

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