Steve Coleman “Cross-Fade (2)”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 14.8 s
Position in Track 00:58-01:13
Album Title Black Science
Label Novus (PD 83119)
Recording Date 1990-12-01
Line Up Steve Coleman (as); Marvin Smith (dr, perc); Reggie Washingon (b); David Gilmore (g); James Weidman (p)
Signature 9/4
Groove/Feel FUNK
Tonality Class FREE
MusicBrainz ID 0f42f96d-9f32-40e1-bf2e-6702fbf64d50
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||NC   ||



Number of Notes 78  
Number of Bars 4 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 145.9 (MEDIUM UP)  
Event Density 5.27 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 19.49 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 0.87:1 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 38.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 55-79 (24) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 38.5 % Share of notes with direction reversal (i.e, minima and maxima of pitch contour).

Extended Chordal Diatonic Pitch Class Histogram


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MIDI Pitch Histogram


Semitone Interval Histogram


Refined Contour Histogram


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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


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Midlevel Analysis Main Types Histogram


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