Ornette Coleman “Bird Food”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 117.6 s
Position in Track 02:43-04:41
Album Title Change of the Century
Label Atlantic Records (7567-81341-2 (ursp. Atlantic 1327))
Recording Date 8-9.10.1959
Line Up Ornette Coleman (as); Donald Cherry (p-tp); Charlie Haden (b); Billy Higgins (dr)
Style FREE
Key  
Signature  
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FREE
MusicBrainz ID 88fb88ea-84c9-49ba-8a1a-43182deb4054
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||NC   ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 608  
Number of Bars 502 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 255.8 (UP)  
Event Density 5.17 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 1.21 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.22:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 3+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 34.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 54-80 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 44.2 % 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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