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, stained, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
From the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 90.
Nob Hill is contained in one of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 25 parts in C Major concert, 2 lead sheets and 1 part in Db Major concert, and 2 parts in D Major concert (?) -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands.
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Johnny (2), Procope (2), Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 4 trumpets - Anderson (2), Cootie (2), Herb (2), Merc (2); 3 trombones - Brown (2), Buster (2), Chuck (2); bass. Many parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Lead sheets in Db Major for 1 trombone - Brown (2). -- (iii) Parts in D Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument (alto?) (2). -- (iv) Part in Db Major for unidentified bass instrument (trombone?). Part appears incomplete.