by Simon Schier

Time for jazz, time for a drink. Time to be yourself.

There are these hours, those mild summer nights, the nice moments t...
Zeit für Jazz, Zeit für einen Drink. Zeit ein Mann zu sein.

There are these hours, those mild summer nights, the nice moments together with friends, wine, beer, gin or your favorite water. Or all together. And then there is the time to be at peace with yourself: time for relaxed jazz and a drink.

There is little that is more difficult than being satisfied with yourself, being enough for yourself. If it then works, the inner serenity that sets in is not only good for the blood pressure, but also lets us "come down" and clears our heads: space for new ideas, projects or creativity.

Today we live in a multiple field of tension of demands: we are fighters, friends, partners, caring parents we have to live numerous different roles..

How should people find themselves there? We should be completely "ourselves" Many of us choose the little adventures in everyday life. These are not necessarily sexual escapades, but maybe also the hike through strange areas or mountains, with the mountain bike or the road trip to unknown destinations.e.

Getting to know yourself anew, experiencing yourself anew and exploring the unknown is a special and formative experience. The overcoming and the courage strengthen the faith in you.

It takes time.

But it doesn't always have to be the 3-month survival trip: How often does it happen that you are just alone with yourself and still satisfied. Treat yourself to a break from everyday life..

So what is more suitable for this than a time with good jazz?

Because just as there is no such thing as a typical person, there is no such thing as jazz: Jazz is a story of the most varied of styles, improvisational strategies and intonations, a story of interpretation. Jazz is musical individualism and stands for your own way of being.

Background and history of jazz

Jazz, formerly also called ragtime, originated in the American southern states at the beginning of the twentieth century. Especially in New Orleans, which is also known as the cradle of jazz, musicians initially used mainly European musical instruments, especially in the black communities, in order to cultivate the musical culture of the Afro-American inhabitants. Various wind instruments, such as the saxophone and trumpet, as well as pianos, drums, double basses and guitars were mainly used. At first, jazz was the further development of the gospel songs and spirituals sung in the churches, as well as the blues.. 

Jazz melodies and songs are predominantly based on the European scale system and use European harmonies. Variations, inserted solos of the individual instruments and the spontaneous involvement of the other band members and spectators as well as a strong emphasis on the rhythm make jazz unmistakable. Today it is defined as the American counterpart to classical European music.

In the course of time the most diverse variations of jazz emerged, which also included other musical styles. In addition to New Orleans Jazz, the most famous representative of which was the jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, Dixieland as a variant of the white musicians, Swing, which lives mainly from the sound of big bands, Bebop with its particularly fast rhythm, Latin Jazz, the Latin American and Caribbean elements, and free jazz has become known to a wide audience. Through the combination with rock and funk elements and the use of electrically amplified musical instruments such as e-piano, synthesizer or e-guitar, a genre was created in the 60 years that has become known as Jazz Fusion.

Relaxed jazz hours with the sober spotify playlist

Whether alone or in company, enjoy relaxing moments with the sober Late Night Mood Playlist, also suitable for the daytime.t).

You can find the spotify playlistwith this link. We wish you good hours!

Have fun listening and switching off and don't forget: #staysober 


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