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.
Grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 259.
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Woman is contained in one folder consisting of 2 two page piano vocal scores and 1 three page piano vocal score in bb minor concert, 12 parts in a minor concert, and 1 one page short score in b minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal scores (3). Lyrics begin "Woman beautiful woman comin' on like crazy ...". -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Rab, Jim, Carney; 2 trumpets - Scad, Baker; 2 trombones - Brown, Tyree; guitar. -- (iii) Parts for 2 reeds - Proc, Sears; 1 trumpet - Williams; 1 trombone - Jones. -- (iv) Short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Score subtitled "Finale." -- All items except grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.