Boogie-woogie



[Eng.]


A style of jazz piano music also known as boogie that had its beginings in Chicago in the early 1920s. Musicians such as Jimmy Yancy and "Pinetop" Smith were some of the pioneers of this style that continued through the early 1940s. The music is characterized by a 12-bar blues form with a unique bass line that creates an ostinato effect with a repeated pattern performed with the left hand, and a highly improvised melody in the right hand.


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