Charlie Parker “Blues for Alice”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 52.0 s
Position in Track 00:18-01:10
Album Title Boss Bird Disc 4
Label Proper Records (P1284)
Recording Date 1951-08-08
Line Up Red Rodney (tp); Charlie Parker (as); John Lewis (p); Ray Brown (b); Kenny Clarke (dr)
Style BEBOP
Key F-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Fj7   |Em7b5 A79b |D-7 G7 |C-7 F7 |Bb7   |Bb-7 Eb7 |A-7 D7 |Ab-7 Db7 |G-7   |C7   |Fj7 D-7 |G-7 C7 ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 279  
Number of Bars 37 bars  
Number of Choruses 3  
Mean Tempo 168.9 (MEDIUM UP)  
Event Density 5.37 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 7.63 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.75:1 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 33.3 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 53-79 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 34.1 % 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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