Lester Young “D.B. Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument ts
Total Duration 70.3 s
Position in Track 00:00-01:10
Album Title Lester’s Be-Bop Boogie
Label Membran Music Ltd.. (222500-444/C)
Recording Date 1945-12-01
Line Up Vie Dickenson (tb); Dodo Marmarosa (p); Red Callender (b); Henry Tucker (dr); Lester Young (ts)
Style SWING
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID 9139bd63-d359-449c-89f1-50e8c397e047
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |G7   |C-7   |F7   |Bb7   |F7   ||
A2: ||Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |G7   |C-7   |F7   |Bb7   |Bb7   ||
B1: ||D7   |D7   |G7   |G7   |C7   |C7   |F7   |F7   ||
A3: ||Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |G7   |C-7   |F7   |Bb7   ||
I1:

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 221  
Number of Bars 44 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 151.1 (MEDIUM UP)  
Event Density 3.14 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.99 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.84:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 1+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 45.2 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 48-74 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 38.0 % 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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