Lionel Hampton “Whispering”

Discographic Information

Instrument vib
Total Duration 38.2 s
Position in Track 01:20-01:58
Album Title From Swing to Bebop
Label History/This is Music (20.1975-HI)
Recording Date 1936-12-02
Line Up Benny Goodman (cl); Teddy Wilson (p); Gene Krupa (dr); Lionel Hampton (vib)
Key Eb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID e2eaf13c-0839-450e-9829-43aad387eceb
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Eb   |D7   |Eb   |C+7 C7 |F7   |Bb7   |Eb   |Bb7   ||
A2: ||Eb   |D7   |Eb   |C+7 C7 |F7   |Bb7   |F-7 Bb7 |Eb   ||
I1: ||Eb   ||



Number of Notes 152  
Number of Bars 16 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 99.5 (MEDIUM SLOW)  
Event Density 3.97 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 9.57 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 0.92:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 2 Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 22.4 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 57-87 (30) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 37.5 % 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


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