Mean: 7.859 steps
The average path length is the mean geodesic diststance from any node (album) to any other node in the network.
Median: 7.591 steps
The median value is the middle value of all path lengths in the network. A median value less than the statistical mean denotes a network that is primarily centralized with outliers skewing the average path length.
Most Central Bands
1. Pigface : 5.142 average path length.
2. Tater Totz : 5.207 average path length.
3. Lounge Lizards : 5.332 average path length.
4. Masters Of Reality : 5.343 average path length.
5. Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet : 5.344 average path length.
The average path length is the mean geodesic distance from a particular band to any other band based upon the connection of albums in the path. For example to move from the band Animals II to Solid Senders, the path length would be 4:
Animals II "Greatest Hits" » Dr. Feelgood "Chess Masters" » Dr. Feelgood "Doctor's Orders" » Dr. Feelgood "Malpractice" » Solid Senders "s/t"
Most Distant Bands
1. Nayas : 19.949 average path length.
2. Outer Body Llama : 18.950 average path length.
3. Sugarland : 17.950 average path length.
This is the band with the largest average geodesic distance based upon album connections when walking the path.
Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova, The Black Heart Procession, Lois, The J.J. Paradise Players Club, Bare Minimum, Int'l Shades, Mister Heavenly : 16
The Jordan Center of a network are those nodes whose maximum geodesic distances are the smallest found in the graph. In this case, the bands comprising the jordan center share a maximum distance for their particular tree, the value of which is the minimum maximum found. In other words, for every band find the number of steps to the farthest band from it. Take all those maximum values and see which bands have the smallest maximum value and that subset of bands can be considered to be the most central in the network.
Degree Centrality : 1st Level
1. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra : 191 degrees.
2. The Dedication Orchestra : 180 degrees.
3. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers : 174 degrees.
4. Centipede : 161 degrees.
5. Mike Westbrook Orchestra : 157 degrees.
The degree centrality measure is based upon the maximal nodal degree of a band relative to its family tree. The 1st level measure is the band with the most bands directly connected to it.
Degree Centrality : 2nd Level
1. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra : 1641 degrees.
2. Mike Gibbs Orchestra : 1412 degrees.
3. The Dedication Orchestra : 1272 degrees.
4. Globe Unity Orchestra : 1232 degrees.
5. Cecil Taylor European Orchestra : 1223 degrees.
The degree centrality measure is based upon the maximal nodal degree of a band relative to its family tree. The 2nd level is the number of bands within 2 steps (including the bands from the 1st level).
The graph density reflects how interconnected the network is and is calculated by:A complete graph, where every node (album line-up) is connected to every other node, would have a density of 1 while a network with no connected nodes would have a density of 0.
density = 2L / g (g-1)
L = number of lines in graph
g = number of nodes in graph
The graph's diameter, otherwise known as the longest link, is the longest path within the network.
1. Beach Boys : 52 years
3. Temptations : 49 years
4. Status Quo : 46 years
A band's career is measured by their earliest recording or release date (if no recording date is available) versus the latest recording date available. Only maximum recording dates are used for a career's upper bound as material may be released well after a band has retired from recording music. This computation does not include solo artists.
1. The Salsoul Orchestra : 83 members.
2. Mike Westbrook Orchestra : 72 members.
3. The Glenn Miller Orchestra : 57 members.
4. Centipede : 55 members.
5. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra : 49 members.
The number of members only includes distinct artists, regardless of how many line-ups those artists appeared in.
1. Hawkwind : 33 line-ups.
2. The Fall : 25 line-ups.
The number of line-ups only includes distinct line-ups, regardless of any that may have reformed later in the band's history.
Multiple Mutually Exclusive Line-ups
Multiple mutually exclusive line-ups are completely distinct from one another. They represent multiple musician composition changes within a band's lifetime.
Contiguous Mutually Exclusive Line-ups
Asphyx (D:E), Beggars Opera (F:G), Bill Black's Combo (B:C), Brooklyn Funk Essentials (A:B), Dr. Know (D:E), Edge Of Sanity (B:C), Gong (J:K), Highway Chile (C:D), Iniquity (D:E), Love Affair (B:C), Love Affair (C:D), Rattles (A:B), Renaissance (B:C), Rupert's People (A:B), TSOL (E:F), The Big Three (UK) (B:C), The Drifters (US) (C:D), The Flying Burrito Brothers (E:F), The Guess Who (E:F), The Jazz Messengers (B:C), The Lewd (A:B), Tygers Of Pan Tang (E:F), Tyran' Pace (C:D)
Contiguous mutually exclusive line-ups are two line-ups which occur in chronological order in the band's recording history that do not share a single member. The band's musician composition has completely changed from one recording to the next.
Number of Band Members
Mean: 4.2301 members
The mean value is the average number of members in a band at the time of a recording. This excludes solo artists which are considered single member bands.
Median: 4 members
The median value is the middle value of a sorted list of all found number of members in a band. A median value close to the mean denotes an evenly distributed set of values.
Mode: 4 members
The modal value is the most commonly occuring number of members found in a band.
A distribution of the number of members in a band at the time of a recording.
2. Quincy Jones : 58 years
3. Ahmad Jamal : 57 years
4. Hank Jones : 56 years
5. Jim Hall : 55 years
An artist's career is measured by their earliest recording or release date (if no recording date is available) versus the latest recording date available. Only maximum recording dates are used for a career's upper bound as material may be released well after an artist has retired from recording music.
1. William Parker (US 1) : 42 bands
2. Evan Parker : 36 bands
3. Art Blakey : 33 bands
4. Peter Washington : 30 bands
5. Hugh Hopper : 30 bands
A clique is a fully connected subgraph. In this case it means that every band in a clique is connected to every other band in the subgraph through a shared member or members. Every artist who was a member of three or more bands creates his or her own clique while the largest fully connected subgraph in the network is the largest set of bands any one artist played in. While it is theoretically possible for a larger clique to exist, comprised of the relationships of more than one artist, the probability of one existing is extremely, extremely unlikely.
1. Paul Rutherford (UK 1) : 228 artists
2. Evan Parker : 226 artists
3. Kenneth Wheeler : 190 artists
4. Harold Beckett : 162 artists
Artists who have worked with the most other distinct artists in various bands throughout their career.
2659 solo artists
Solo artists are considered single member bands and comprise 13.05% of the total number of bands in the network.
A distribution of the number of albums found in the database sorted by release year from 1910 to 2013.
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- Bands in tree: 20375
- Albums in tree: 47378
- Artists in tree: 51308
- Previews ♫: 21084
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