Lester Young “Body and Soul”

Discographic Information

Instrument ts
Total Duration 97.2 s
Position in Track 00:05-01:42
Album Title The Lester Young Story CD 2
Label Proper Records (PROPERBOX 8)
Recording Date 1942-07-15
Line Up Lester Young (ts); Nat King Cole (p); Red Callender (b)
Key Db-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 5b634d96-f7b6-4e58-a525-894498ef9b84
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Eb- D7 |Fb-7 D7 |Dbj7 Eb-7 |F-7 Eo |Eb-7   |C-7 B7 |Bb-7 Eb-7Ab7|Dbj7 F-7Bb7||
A2: ||Eb- D7E7|Eb-7 D7Eb|Dbj7 Eb-7 |F-7 Eo |Eb-7 D7 |C-7 B7 |Bb-7 Eb-7Ab7|Db E-7A7||
B1: ||Dj7 E-7 |B-7 G-7 |F#-7 E-7 |Dj7   |D-7 G7 |Cj7 Ebo |D-7 G7 |C7B7Bb7 ||
A3: ||Eb- D7 |Eb-7 Ab7 |Dbj7 Gb7 |F-7 Eo |Eo   |Ab7 Ao |Bb-7 Eb-7 |Db F-7Bb7||



Number of Notes 238  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 79.2 (SLOW)  
Event Density 2.45 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 7.43 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.18:1 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 36.6 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 46-67 (21) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 34.0 % 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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