Miles Davis “Vierd Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument tp
Total Duration 100.2 s
Position in Track 00:25-02:05
Album Title Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings (1951 - 1956), CD 5
Label Prestige (8PCD-012-2)
Recording Date 1956-03-16
Line Up Miles Davis (tp); Sonny Rollins (ts); Tommy Flanagan (p); Paul Chambers (b); Art Taylor (dr)
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID 28b5ee97-cae7-4144-8233-af5fafa58e13
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |G79b   |C-   |F7   |Bb7 G79b |C-7 F7 ||



Number of Notes 157  
Number of Bars 48 bars  
Number of Choruses 3  
Mean Tempo 114.7 (MEDIUM)  
Event Density 1.57 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 3.28 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.41:1 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 43.9 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 61-75 (14) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 38.2 % 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


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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


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Midlevel Analysis Main Types Histogram


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