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To play an instrument, particularly a wind instrument or drums, in a loud, vigorous, propulsive manner so as to create momentum in a performance; someone who performs in this manner is said to “boot along” his fellow musicians or the piece they are playing. A booting style requires an incisive, even urgent, sense of rhythm and a powerful tone; musicians whose playing combines these attributes have often acquired the nickname Boots or Booty....

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