"Sophisticated ladies" was a 1981 Broadway musical based on works by Ellington and Strayhorn, and arranged by David Berger. 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility based on the research of Annie Kuebler.
Black beauty is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 7 parts in Bb Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3; 2 trumpets - 1/2 (2); 1 trombone - 1; guitar. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.