Michael Brecker “Never Alone”

Discographic Information

Instrument ts
Total Duration 90.7 s
Position in Track 01:59-03:30
Album Title Now You See It…(Now You Don’t)
Label GPR Records (AAGRD9622)
Recording Date 1990
Line Up Michael Brecker (ts); Jon Herington (g); Joey Calderazzo (p); Jim Beard (key, synth); Victor Bailey (b); Jay Anderson (b); Adam Nussbaum (dr)
Key Ab
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel BALLAD
Tonality Class COLOR
MusicBrainz ID 72d5b67c-3862-4691-a8d7-a95dc8a0993a
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Ab   |Bb/Ab C/Ab |Gb/Bb Eb/G |C/Ab F-/Ab |Absus  Aj7911#/Ab|Ab79b13 Db-69/AbDb-69/Db|Gbsus7913 Eb-7911E-7911|Dbsus7913  G79#13|C-7911 G7913 |C-7911 G7913 |Eb-j7 Bb79# |Eb-j7 D+79# |G-7911 D+79# |G-7911 G+79# |C-7911 G7913 |C-7911 G7913 |Eb-j7 Bb79# |Eb-j7 D+79#  ||
I1: ||Ab    ||



Number of Notes 323  
Number of Bars 18 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 48.8 (SLOW)  
Event Density 3.56 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 17.74 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.23:1 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 39.9 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 44-79 (35) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 36.2 % 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


Midlevel analysis is a qualitative annotation system of playing ideas, with nine different main categories, as defined in our paper

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