Herbie Hancock “Hand Jive”

Discographic Information

Instrument p
Total Duration 138.9 s
Position in Track 05:32-07:51
Album Title Nefertiti
Label Columbia (CS 9594)
Recording Date 7./22./23.06, 19.07.1967
Line Up Miles Davis (tp); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (dr)
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class COLOR
MusicBrainz ID 379b3538-a287-4bc7-a6c4-f48d3fe0ff59
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||NC   ||



Number of Notes 642  
Number of Bars 152 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 262.1 (UP)  
Event Density 4.62 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.23 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.32:1 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 26.6 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 55-88 (33) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 44.1 % 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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