Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, tape.
Grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 339.
Thunderbird is contained in one folder consisting of 17 parts in c minor concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Hughes) and unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 reed - tenor 1 (2). -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 2, baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar; piano. -- Grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.