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: worn, torn, tape, brittle.
Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 43, 116.
16 parts and 1 score
Tri-bop is contained in two of twenty three folders for "Liberian suite" consisting of 1 five page short score and 12 parts in c minor concert, and 4 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for sax, clarinet, baritone, trumpets.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in c minor for 3 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, Sears; 4 trumpets - Williams, Baker, Dud, Scad; 3 trombones - Jones, Tyree, Brown; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Rab, Carney; 1 trumpet - Williams; 1 trombone - Tyree. Some parts appear incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.