Don Ellis “Out of Nowhere”

Discographic Information

Instrument tp
Total Duration 54.3 s
Position in Track 00:45-01:40
Album Title Giants of Jazz: Don Ellis featuring Paul Bley, Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock, Nick Martins, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter and Charlie Persip
Label Sarabandas srl (Giants of Jazz) (CD 53262)
Recording Date 1961-04-21
Line Up Don Ellis (tp); Paul Bley (p); Steve Swallow (b)
Key G-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 25f41a68-29ee-43d2-9f69-bedd85ee8c12
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Gj7   |Gj7   |Bb-7   |Eb7   |Gj7   |Gj7   |B-7   |E79b   ||
B1: ||A-7   |E79b   |A-7   |A-7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Dsus7   |D79b   ||
A2: ||Gj7   |Gj7   |Bb-7   |Eb7   |Gj7   |Gj7   |B-7   |E79b   ||
C1: ||A-7   |E79b   |A-7   |C-6   |B-7 Bbo |A-7 D7 |G   |G   ||



Number of Notes 229  
Number of Bars 34 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 151.9 (MEDIUM UP)  
Event Density 4.22 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 6.66 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.8:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 4 Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 45.0 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 55-81 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 51.1 % Share of notes with direction reversal (i.e, minima and maxima of pitch contour).

Extended Chordal Diatonic Pitch Class Histogram


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

Pitch Class Histogram


MIDI Pitch Histogram


Semitone Interval Histogram


Refined Contour Histogram


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

Metrical Circle Map (N=48) Histogram


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


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


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

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