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)
Style SWING
Key Db-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 5b634d96-f7b6-4e58-a525-894498ef9b84
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

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||

Statistics

Features

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

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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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