Jazzomat

 

The Jazzomat Research Project takes up the challenge of jazz research in the age of digitalization, opening up a new field of analytical exploration by providing computational tools as well as a comprehensive corpus of improvisations with MeloSpyGUI and the Weimar Jazz Database.

The volume Inside the Jazzomat: New perspectives for jazz research (Mainz: Schott, 2017; RILM Abstracts 2017-48411) presents the main concepts and approaches of the ongoing project, and includes several case studies that demonstrate how these approaches can be included in jazz analysis in various ways.

Above, a graphic related to Jazzomat’s DTL Pattern Similarity Search; below, Don Byas’s recording of Body and soul, one of the book’s case studies.

More posts about jazz are here.

1 Comment

Filed under Analysis, Jazz and blues, Resources

One Response to Jazzomat

  1. Thanks for the nice coverage! If you want to see Don Byas’ solo with piano roll annotations taken from the Weimar Jazz Database, you can watch it also on the “Jazztube” by Stefan Balke:
    http://mir.audiolabs.uni-erlangen.de/jazztube/solos/solo/140