Bix Beiderbecke “Riverboat Shuffle”

Discographic Information

Instrument cor
Total Duration 36.7 s
Position in Track 00:52-01:29
Album Title The Cradle Of Jazz - Jazz Lips CD 2
Label History (20.3013-HI)
Recording Date 1927-05-09
Line Up Bix Beiderbecke (cor); Bill Rank (tb); Don Murray (cl, bs); Ernest Ingle (as); Frankie Trumbauer (ts-c); Itzie Riskin (p); Eddie Lang (g); Chauncey Morehouse (dr)
Key Ab-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID c3ec0b7b-d0d0-478c-a5fb-2a352bc3515a
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Ab   |Ab  Ao|Eb7   |Eb7   |Ab   |Ab  Ao|Eb7   |Eb7   |Ab   |Ab7   |Db   |Db7 C7B7|Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7NC  |NC   ||
B1: ||Ab   |Ab  Ao|Eb7   |Eb7   |Ab7   |Ab7   |Db   |Db   |Db-   |Db-   |Ab   |F7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Ab   ||



Number of Notes 161  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 210.9 (UP)  
Event Density 4.39 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.99 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.62:1 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 24.8 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 56-80 (24) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 48.4 % 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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