There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at,
and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
If there would be one music genre that every sophisticated male should have some knowledge about, it would be Jazz.
It’s exactly this genre a man turns up on his classy vinyl record player that allows him to completely sit back in his comfortable chair and have some quality time, perhaps with some good company, while sipping on his favorite Scotch while smoking a tasteful long filler cigar that complements all the above.
Jazz music has a long history and there are some fine details to know about it. I’ve tried to sum up the most important ones to give you some basic knowledge on the genre. Handing you another step towards becoming a sophisticated man.
As one of the most well-respected American art forms, Jazz has shaped the music industry. Jazz was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century and is considered a blend between African and European music traditions.
1890’s – 1910’s
Songs were played to a syncopated rhythm and
from this emerged Ragtime. Musicians such as Scott Joplin composed the most famous pieces of Ragtime music.