Phil Woods “On a Slow Boat to China”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 129.1 s
Position in Track 00:33-02:43
Album Title Battle of Saxes Volume 2, CD 3
Label Membran Music Ltd. ()
Recording Date 1955-11-25
Line Up Phil Woods (as); John Williams (p); Teddy Kotick (b); Nick Stabulas (dr)
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bbj7   |Bo7 G7 |C-7   |Dbo7   |Bbj7   |Am7b5 D79b |Ebj7   |Dm7b5 G7 |C-7   |Em7b5 A79b |Bbj7 Ab7911 |G7   |C7   |C7   |C-7   |F79   ||
B1: ||Bbj7   |Bo7 G7 |C-7   |Dbo7   |Bbj7   |Am7b5 D79b |Ebj7   |Dm7b5 G7 |C-7   |Ab7911#   |Bbj7   |Dm7b5 G7 |C7   |F7   |Bbj7   |C-7 F7 ||



Number of Notes 847  
Number of Bars 131 bars  
Number of Choruses 4  
Mean Tempo 242.6 (UP)  
Event Density 6.56 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 6.49 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.55:1 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 25.9 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 52-78 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 36.7 % 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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