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. Prof. Homzy and Dr. Tucker have been consultants on this project. Dr. Hudson is a knowledgeable member of the Duke Ellington Society, and Walter van de Leur is a budding Strayhorn scholar. David Berger is affiliated with the Lincoln Center jazz program in New York City, and has worked with Ellington music as a conductor and transcriber for many years.
Condition: good, worn. Folder A -- 3p., folder B -- 1p. . Folder A -- 5p., folder B -- 3p., folder C -- 2p.
3 folders containing 10 parts in key of Bb Major? -- in black ink, pencil, and photocopy -- for reeds, brass, and drums -- in unidentified copyists' hand (one is probably Whaley).
folder A: 5 parts from the Mercer Ellington Library -- 1 reed -- Jimmy/tenor; 1 trumpet -- Terry; 2 trombones -- Britt, Butter -- 4 parts in this folder appear to be by the same copyist -- 1 sketch in unidentified hand labeled - "After all - Bridge" -- the parts are probably in the hand of copyist Tom Whaley; folder B: 3 parts from the Duke Ellington Library -- Jimmy, Sears, drums -- all parts appear to be by Tom Whaley -- in ink; folder C: 2 parts from the Duke Ellington Library -- Johnny, Tricky -- parts appear to be in the same hand -- in pencil -- probably same arrangement
folders appear to contain at least two different arrangements -- music is related.