1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
4 copy scores, 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 30 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle, tape, torn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 41. Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53, 60.
20 parts and 1 score
Jack the bear is contained in three folders consisting of 1 four page short score and 19 parts in Ab Major concert and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Jones, Tizol, Whaley, Henderson?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, sax, baritone, Cooty, trumpets, Tricky, trombones.
Folder B contains parts for 3 reeds - Johnny, Pro, Sears (2); 4 trumpets - Cook (?), Herb, Nathan, 3; brass (2); 3 trombones - John, Tricky, 4. Parts appear to reflect different of arrangements of the piece.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Taft. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - unidentified Bb instrument (tenor/clarinet?), Skippy, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cook, Rex; 1 unidentified bass instrument (trombone?). Parts for Rex, unidentified bass instrument appear incomplete.