Charlie Parker “Star Eyes”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 65.2 s
Position in Track 00:31-01:36
Album Title Boss Bird Disc 3
Label Proper Records (P1283)
Recording Date March-April 1950
Line Up Charlie Parker (as); Hank Jones (p); Ray Brown (b); Buddy Rich (dr)
Style BEBOP
Key Eb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Ebj7   |F-7 Bb7 |Ebj7   |Eb-7 Ab7 |Dbj7   |Gm7b5 C+7 |Fj7   |Fm7b5 Bb7 ||
A2: ||Ebj7   |F-7 Bb7 |Ebj7   |Eb-7 Ab7 |Dbj7   |Gm7b5 C+7 |Fj7   |Fm7b5 Bb7Eb7||
B1: ||Abj7   |Abj7   |Ab-7   |Db7   |Gbj7   |Gbj7   |Fm7b5   |Bb7 Bb7913 ||
A3: ||Ebj7   |F-7 Bb7 |Ebj7   |Eb-7 Ab7 |Dbj7   |Gm7b5 C+7 |Fj7   |Fm7b5 Bb7 |Eb7 D7 |Db7 C7 |F-7 Bb7 |Eb6   ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 314  
Number of Bars 36 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 133.8 (MEDIUM)  
Event Density 4.81 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 8.64 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.67:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 3+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 45.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 55-79 (24) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 38.2 % 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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