Sidney Bechet “Really the Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument ss
Total Duration 81.3 s
Position in Track 02:09-03:30
Album Title The Cradle Of Jazz -Sidney Bechet - Chant In The Night CD 1
Label Trumpets of Jericho Ltd. (20.3010-HI)
Recording Date 1938-11-28
Line Up Sidney Bechet (ss); Tommy Ladnier (tp); Milton Mezz Mezzrow (cl, ts); Cliff Jackson (p); Teddy Bunn (g); Elmer James (b); Manzie Johnson (dr)
Key Bb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class BLUES
MusicBrainz ID 1c57643c-2de7-4f69-84fa-300faf0503ae
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Bb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb7   |Eb7   |Bb7   |Bb7   |F7   |F7   |Bb7 Eb7 |Bb7 F7 ||



Number of Notes 254  
Number of Bars 24 bars  
Number of Choruses 2  
Mean Tempo 70.6 (SLOW)  
Event Density 3.13 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 10.62 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.5:1 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 38.2 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 60-82 (22) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 42.9 % 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


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