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, tape.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53, 10.
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Don't play the mambo is contained in two folders consisting of 1 thirty two page conductor score, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 seven page piano conductor score and 13 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder B contains piano conductor scores and parts. Two page piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; trombone; 1 unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete. Seven page score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 2 reeds - alto 1, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2. Multiple scores and parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453