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)
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID 931ad827-b244-41f0-bc26-0694dc50c041
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Chord changes of solo:

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



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


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


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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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