Paul Desmond “Samba Cantina”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 103.5 s
Position in Track 01:01-02:44
Album Title Bossa Antigua
Label Rca Victor (0902668689-2)
Recording Date 1964-07-28
Line Up Paul Desmond (as); Jim Hall (g); Eugen Wright (b); Connie Kay (dr)
Style COOL
Key F-min
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel LATIN
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID bf6d228a-da62-4bc9-a54f-3bf160ccbd77
More Info Wikipedia

Piano Roll



Download MIDI File


Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Gm7b5   |C79b   |F-7   |F-7   |Bb-7   |Eb7   |Abj7   |Abj7   |Gm7b5   |C7   |F-7   |F-7   |Dm7b5   |G79b   |C79b   |C79b   ||
B1: ||Gm7b5   |C79b   |F-7   |F-7   |Bb-7   |Eb7   |Cm7b5   |F79b   |Bb-7   |Gm7b5 C7 |F-7   |Dm7b5 Db7 |C7   |C7   |F-7   |F-7   ||



Number of Notes 292  
Number of Bars 65 bars  
Number of Choruses 2  
Mean Tempo 150.8 (MEDIUM UP)  
Event Density 2.82 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.49 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.34:1 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 16.1 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 57-79 (22) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 42.8 % 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


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

More Info