John Coltrane “Bessie’s Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument ts
Total Duration 80.1 s
Position in Track 01:29-02:49
Album Title Crescent
Label impulse! (MCD 05889)
Recording Date 27.04, 01.06.1964
Line Up John Coltrane (ts); McCoy Tyner (p); Jimmy Garrison (b); Elvin Jones (dr)
Style POSTBOP
Key Eb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID c37314d9-0466-42ff-8d35-15abb2124850
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Eb7   |Ab7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Ab7   |Ab7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |Ab7   |Eb7   |Eb7   ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 352  
Number of Bars 62 bars  
Number of Choruses 5  
Mean Tempo 184.3 (UP)  
Event Density 4.4 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.72 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.83:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 2+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 21.3 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 50-82 (32) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 44.0 % Share of notes with direction reversal (i.e, minima and maxima of pitch contour).

Extended Chordal Diatonic Pitch Class Histogram

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Extended Chordal Diatonic Pitch Class is calculated in reference to the underlying chord.

Pitch Class Histogram

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MIDI Pitch Histogram

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Semitone Interval Histogram

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Refined Contour Histogram

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Also known as “fuzzy intervals” or interval classification. See here for definition of classes

Metrical Circle Map (N=48) Histogram

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Metrical circle maps divides the bar duration into equal sized bins (48 in this case) and maps metrical positions to the corresponding bin. (Labels normalized to 4/4 measure).

Duration Class (Abs. and Rel.) Histogram

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Relative duration classes are based on the duration of the beat. Absolute duration classes are based on 120 bpm. See here for a definition of classes.

Midlevel Analysis Main Types Histogram

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Midlevel analysis is a qualitative annotation system of playing ideas, with nine different main categories, as defined in our paper

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