Sidney Bechet “Limehouse Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument ss
Total Duration 31.4 s
Position in Track 00:35-01:07
Album Title The Cradle Of Jazz -Sidney Bechet - Chant In The Night CD 2
Label Trumpets of Jericho Ltd. (20.3010-HI)
Recording Date 1941-09-13
Line Up Sidney Bechet (ss); Charlie Shavers (tp); Willie Smith (p); Everett Barksdale (g); Wellman Braud (b); Manzie Johnson (dr)
Style TRADITIONAL
Key Ab-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 2b718e7e-f877-4a44-a7d3-ad24375d58dd
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Db7   |Db7   |Db7   |Db7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Ab   |Ab   |C7   |F-7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Ab7   ||
B1: ||Db7   |Db7   |Db7   |Db7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Ab   |F7   |Bb-7   |Bb-7   |Bbm7b5   |Eb7   |Ab   |Ab   ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 231  
Number of Bars 36 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 273.6 (UP)  
Event Density 7.35 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 6.44 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.23:1 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 22.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 60-80 (20) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 69.7 % 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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