Charlie Parker “Thriving on a Riff”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 68.3 s
Position in Track 00:34-01:43
Album Title Ornithology
Label Savoy (Savoy 903)
Recording Date 1945-11-26
Line Up Dizzy Gillespie (tp); Argonne Thornton (p); Curley Russell (b); Max Roach (dr); Charlie Parker (as)
Style BEBOP
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 7ffe301a-8a0f-451a-a774-78d9b880e45d
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bb G7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 G7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 Bb7 |Eb7 Ab7 |D-7 G7 |C-7 F7 ||
A2: ||Bbj7 G7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 G7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 Bb7 |Eb7 Ab7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7   ||
B1: ||D7   |D7   |G7   |G7   |C7   |C7   |F7   |F7   ||
A3: ||Bbj7 G7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 G7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 Bb7 |Eb7 Ab7 |C-7 F7 |Bbj7   ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 357  
Number of Bars 65 bars  
Number of Choruses 2  
Mean Tempo 227.2 (UP)  
Event Density 5.23 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.52 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.36:1 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 23.0 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 53-80 (27) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 37.8 % 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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