a form of instrumental blues, especially for piano, using melodic variations over a constantly repeated bass figure.
a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues

Syphilis, esp advanced syphilis (1900s+ Black)
A fast jazz piano style with a heavy rolling bass played eight beats to the measure, often used as a song accompaniment (1920s+ Jazz musicians)


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