Lester Young “Six Cats and a Prince”

Discographic Information

Instrument ts
Total Duration 69.8 s
Position in Track 01:43-02:53
Album Title Quadromania Jazz Edition, Lester Young, Lester’s Be-Bop Boogie CD 2
Label Membran Music Ltd.. (222500444)
Recording Date 1944-03-22
Line Up Lester Young (ts); Buck Clayton (tp); Dickie Wells (tb); Count Basie (p); Freddie Green (g); Rodney Richardson (b); Jo Jones (dr)
Style SWING
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 68b19d4d-1f81-4ff8-86f3-139fc10dc26a
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bbj7   |Bbj7   |Bo   |Bo   |C-7   |F7   |Bbj7   |F7   ||
A2: ||Bbj7   |Bbj7   |Bo   |Bo   |C-7   |F7   |Bbj7   |Bbj7   ||
B1: ||Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |C7   |C7   |F7   |F7   ||
A3: ||Bbj7   |Bbj7   |Bo   |Bo   |C-7   |F7   |Bbj7   |F7   ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 310  
Number of Bars 64 bars  
Number of Choruses 2  
Mean Tempo 220.1 (UP)  
Event Density 4.44 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.85 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.52:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 4+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 38.4 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 46-72 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 42.6 % 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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