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    Duke Ellington -- "It's Swell of You," 6-page Hand-Written Score (circa 1937). This Jazz standard, composed by Mack Gordon and Harry Revell, contains Duke Ellington's notes for passages to be played by his band members Lawrence Brown (trombone) and Cooty Williams (trumpet). Charles Melvin Williams (1910-1985) spelled his sobriquet variously as "Cooty" and "Cootie." Most of Duke Ellington's scores are housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., so do not miss out this chance to win a scarcely offered original Duke Ellington chart! This lot includes a letter of provenance from J. Bradley Shigeta which reads, "This letter is to confirm that all of the Duke Ellington manuscripts/scores/miscellaneous sketches in my possession were given to me by Mercer Ellington in 1995 as a personal gift for my assistance with the Duke Ellington Orchestra."

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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