Sidney Bechet “Summertime”

Discographic Information

Instrument ss
Total Duration 189.1 s
Position in Track 00:48-03:57
Album Title The Cradle Of Jazz -Sidney Bechet - Chant In The Night CD 1
Label Trumpets of Jericho Ltd. (20.3010-HI)
Recording Date 1938-06-08
Line Up Sidney Bechet (ss); Meade “Lux” Lewis (p); Teddy Bunn (g); John Wiliams (b); Sidney Catlett (dr)
Key G-min
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 1b79829f-fcfa-47dc-90f9-5537ca749975
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||G- D7 |G- D7 |G- D7 |G- G7 |C-   |C-   |Am7b5   |D7   ||
B1: ||G-   |G-   |G-   |C-7 F7 |Bbj7 Eb7 |Am7b5 D7 |G-   |Am7b5 D7 ||



Number of Notes 388  
Number of Bars 66 bars  
Number of Choruses 4  
Mean Tempo 84.2 (MEDIUM SLOW)  
Event Density 2.05 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.86 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.56:1 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 40.2 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 57-81 (24) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 47.2 % 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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