There are these hours, these mild summer nights, the wonderful moments with friends, wine, beer, gin or your favorite water. Or all together. And then there is the time to be at peace with yourself as a man: time for relaxed jazz and a drink.
There is little that is more difficult than being satisfied with yourself, being yourself enough. If it works, the inner calmness is not only good for blood pressure, it also lets us "come down" and clear our minds: space for new ideas, projects or creativity.
Men today live in a diverse field of tension between requirements: from brave warriors to empathetic partners or caring fathers, many roles should be lived.
At all times, men have chosen the lonely adventure as a path to self-knowledge and discovery. Nowadays it is the hike through an absurd area or mountains, the mountain bike or road trip to unknown destinations. In this way, getting to know yourself anew, experiencing new things and venturing into the unknown is a special and formative experience. Overcoming and courage strengthen belief 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 man, there is no such thing as jazz: jazz is a story of various styles, improvisation strategies and intonations, a story of interpretation. Jazz stands for your own way of being.
Background and history of jazz
Jazz, formerly known as ragtime, originated in the southern United States at the beginning of the twentieth century. Especially in New Orleans, which is also known as the cradle of jazz, colored musicians primarily used European musical instruments to cultivate the musical culture of the African-American population. Various wind instruments, such as 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 mostly build on the European scale system and use European harmonies. Variations, inlaid solos of the individual instruments and the spontaneous involvement of the other band members and spectators as well as a strong accent 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 varied variations of jazz emerged, which also included other musical styles. In addition to New Orleans Jazz, the most famous representative of which was jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, Dixieland as a variant of the white musicians, swing, who lives mainly from the sound of big bands, are bebop with its particularly fast rhythm, Latin jazz incorporates Latin American and Caribbean elements, and free jazz became known to a wide audience. The combination with rock and radio elements and the use of electrically amplified musical instruments such as e-piano, synthesizer or electric guitar gave rise to a genre in the 60 years that became 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 daytime).
You can find the spotify playlist under this link . We wish you solid hours!
Enjoy reading - and don't forget: #staysober