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.
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.