I recently started practicing jazz scales and rootless chords. I'm using very simple patterns: hit the chord, play up or down the scale with a swing rhythm. To give some musical context I'm playing in duple and triple meters. Normally I would include a compound meter like 6/8. But that seems to just be the aural equivalent of playing swing eights in duple meter. I.e. swing 2/4 = 6/8 or swing 4/4 = 12/8.
Is there some other way to think about 6/8 meter in jazz?
I'm glossing over straight eights in 6/8 in which case it would seem obvious the meter is compound.