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, torn, tape.
Grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Opener is contained in one folder consisting of 12 parts in F Major concert, and 1 part in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Jones) and unidentified hand.
Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Hamilton, Paul, baritone; 1 trumpet - Cootie; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Part for trombone 2 appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 trumpet - 3 (2). -- (iii) Part in Eb Major for 1 reed - alto 1. Part appears to reflect a different arrangement of the piece. -- All items except grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.