Quote of the Day: Miles Davis on Creativity

The celebrated jazz trumpeter on how improvisation leads to artistic greatness.

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Miles Davis (Bill Wagg/Getty Images)

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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