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, tape, brittle, water spots.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Groupings ii & iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Cham is contained in one of eleven folders for "Plus belle africaine" consisting of 19 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in Gb Major concert (?) -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands.
Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Eb Major for 1 trombone - Lawrence. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Hodges (2), Procope (2), Hamilton (2), Gonsalves (2), Carney (2); 1 trumpet - Mercer; 4 trombones - Lawrence, 2, Buster, Chuck (2); bass (2). Many parts appear incomplete. -- (iii) Part in Gb Major (?) for bass. Part appears incomplete. -- Grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.