Louis Armstrong “Basin Street Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument tp
Total Duration 67.2 s
Position in Track 01:59-03:06
Album Title Hot Five & Hot Seven 1925-1928
Label Giants of Jazz (CD53001)
Recording Date 1928-12-04
Line Up Louis Armstrong (tp); Fred Robinson (tb); Jimmy Strong (cl); Earl Hines (p); Mancy Cara (bjo); Zutty Singleton (dr)
Style TRADITIONAL
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID 931ad827-b244-41f0-bc26-0694dc50c041
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bb   |D7   |G7   |G7   |C7   |F7   |Bb Bbo |C-7 F7 ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 219  
Number of Bars 30 bars  
Number of Choruses 3  
Mean Tempo 107.2 (MEDIUM SLOW)  
Event Density 3.26 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 7.31 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.39:1 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 27.4 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 56-93 (37) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 43.8 % 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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