Steve Lacy “Ask Me Now”

Discographic Information

Instrument ss
Total Duration 89.0 s
Position in Track 03:00-04:29
Album Title Steve Lacy plays Thelonious Monk - Reflections
Label Original Jazz Classics/Prestige New Jazz (OJCCD-063-2)
Recording Date 1958-10-17
Line Up Steve Lacy (ss); Mal Waldron (p); Buell Neidlinger (b); Elvin Jones (dr)
Key Db-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID b1506b27-04f5-476d-9ee6-ece9ffcf7454
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||G-7C7F#-7B7|F-7Bb7E-7A7|Eb-7 Ab7 |B7 Bb7 |Eb7 D7 |Dbj7 Eb7 |Eb-7 Ab7 |F-7E7Eb-7D7||
A2: ||G-7C7F#-7B7|F-7Bb7E-7A7|Eb-7 Ab7 |B7 Bb7 |Eb7 D7 |Dbj7 Eb7 |Eb-7 Ab7 |Db   ||
B1: ||Eb-7 Ab |Dbj7  E-7|Eb-7 Ab7 |Dbj7   |Bb-7 Eb7 |Eb7 Bb-7 |Eb-7 Ab7 |Db-7 Gb7 ||
A3: ||G-7C7F#-7B7|F-7Bb7E-7A7|Eb-7 Ab7 |B7 Bb7 |Eb7 D7 |Dbj7 Eb7 |Eb-7 Ab7 |Db   ||



Number of Notes 189  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 85.4 (MEDIUM SLOW)  
Event Density 2.12 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.97 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.38:1 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 39.2 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 57-87 (30) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 33.9 % 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


Midlevel analysis is a qualitative annotation system of playing ideas, with nine different main categories, as defined in our paper

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