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, tape.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on many of the parts: 34, 47.
50 parts and 1 score
Blue serge is contained in four folders consisting of 1 three page short score and 31 parts in Eb Major concert and 19 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Folder A contains three page short score. Score indicates parts for clarinet, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets; bass; piano.
Folder B contains 19 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts for 6 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - trumpet (2), Terry, Cat, Baker; 4 trombones - trombone, 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains 8 parts in Eb Major concert. Parts for 3 reeds - Otto, Ben, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Wallace/Taft, Rex; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky.
Folder D contains 23 parts in Eb Major concert. Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, tenor, Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Rex, Ray; 2 trombones - Jones, Tricky; bass; guitar. -- (iii) 1 trombone - Brown. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.