Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, brittle.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. G. Folder C, grouping iv from the Mercer Ellington Library.
23 parts and 1 score
Sugar hill penthouse is contained in three of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 12 parts in Ab Major concert (?), 10 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in C Major concert (?) -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums.
Folder B contains part in C Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Chauncey, Carney; 1 trumpet - Wallace. -- (ii) Part in Eb Major (?) for 1 trumpet - Nance. Part appears incomplete. -- (iii) Part in Ab Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument (alto?). -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Jimmy, Carney. -- All items except Folder B and Folder C, grouping iv from the Duke Ellington Library.