Jeff Friedman Papers, 1916-1999
BCA-020

Summary Information

Repository
Berklee Archives
Creator
Friedman, Jeff, Guitarist
Title
Jeff Friedman papers, 1916-1999
ID
BCA-020
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1995-1999
Date [inclusive]
1916-1999
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet : 3 boxes.
Language
English

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], in the Jeff Friedman papers, BCA-020. Berklee Archives, Stan Getz Library, Berklee College of Music.

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Biographical Note

Guitarist Jeff Friedman '79 served as Professor of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music for more than twenty years, specializing in the music of Duke Ellington. Friedman earned his B.M. in composition from Berklee, where his teachers included Herb Pomeroy, Phil Wilson, and John Bavicchi. A prolific composer and arranger for college jazz ensembles, Friedman's works have been performed by student ensembles throughout the greater New England area, including Harvard, MIT, Brown, Brandeis, Boston University, Tufts, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Scope & contents

This collection is comprised of 3 boxes containing notes, papers, and teaching materials compiled by long-time Berklee faculty member Jeff Friedman. It is believed these materials were primarily used to support his class on Duke Ellington, and it is likely that some of the items were passed down to him by his predecessor, Herb Pomeroy. The bulk of the materials are scores, but also include articles, a few recordings, articles, and other ephemera by or about Duke Ellington.

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Arrangement note

The Jeff Friedman Papers are arranged in four series: Scores, the Music of Duke Ellington Course, Duke Ellington Articles, and Miscellaneous Duke Ellington Materials.

Series 1: Scores

This series contains a large amount of sheet music, the vast majority of which are pieces composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The Scores series is arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Series 2: The Music of Duke Ellington Course

This series contains materials from the course Jeff Friedman taught at Berklee, The Music of Duke Ellington. Included in this series are the proposal for the course, lecture notes, and course outlines. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Duke Ellington Articles

This series contains articles about Duke Ellington and his life, likely used both in Friedman's research and in his class. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 4: Miscellaneous Duke Ellington Materials

This series contains materials that do not fit into any of the other three series in this collection. Materials include charts relating to the history of the Ellington band, papers from the Duke Ellington Society, and materials that specifically pertain to Billy Strayhorn, Ellington's close associate. This series is arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Berklee Archives 2017/04/03

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA, 02215
617-747-8001

Access

This non-circulating collection is open for research use by appointment on site at the Berklee Archives (Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours available upon request). Advance notice is required to retrieve archival items because these materials are stored offsite. Use of audiovisual materials may require the production of listening or viewing copies. To schedule an appointment or request further information, please email archives@berklee.edu or call 617-747-8001.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
  • Jazz History
  • Musical education
  • Popular music
  • Swing (Music)

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Collection Inventory

Scores, 1916-1973 

Arrangement note

This series contains a large amount of sheet music, the vast majority of which are pieces composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The Scores series is arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Box Folder

Duke Ellington Scores, #-A, 1962-1965 

Contents

1674 Broadway; 3D; A Single Petal of a Rose, 1962; Absinthe, 1963; Ad Lib on Nippon, 1965; Afro Bossa, 1963;

1 1

Duke Ellington Scores, A-B, 1940-1964 

Contents

Agra, 1964; All Too Soon, 1940; Amad, 1964; Angu, 1963; Bakiff (in Duke's hand), 1941; Ballet of the Flying Saucers, 1956

1 2

Duke Ellington Scores, B, 1916-1967 

Contents

Beale Street Blues (by W.C. Handy), 1916; Black and Tan Fantasy, 1927; Black, Brown, and Beige "Work Song," 1945; Blood Count, 1967

1 3

Duke Ellington Scores, B, 1939-1964 

Contents

Blue Rose; Blue Serge, 1941; Bluebird of Delhi, 1964; Blues to be There, 1956; Bonga (Empty Town Blues), 1963; Boy Meets Horn, 1939

1 4

Duke Ellington Scores, B-C, 1933-1963 

Contents

Braggin' in Brass, 1938; Build that Railroad (Sing that Song), 1950; Bula, 1963; Bundle of Blues, 1933; Butter and Oleo, 1963; Caravan, 1963

1 5

Duke Ellington Scores, C, 1924-1964 

Contents

Carribee Joe, 1956; Charpoy, 1946; Chatterbox, 1938; Chelsea Bridge, 1941; Choo Choo, 1924; Circle, 1964

1 6

Duke Ellington Scores, C, 1936-1957 

Contents

Circle of Fourths, 1957; Clarinet Lament, 1936; Clothed Woman, 1947; Coloratura, 1945; Concerto for Cootie, 1939

1 7

Duke Ellington Scores, C, 1940-1956 

Contents

Congo Square, 1956; Controversial Suite: Before My Time, 1951; Controversial Suite: Later, 1951; Cotton Tail, 1940

1 8

Duke Ellington Scores, C-D, 1928-1957 

Contents

Creole Rhapsody, 1928; Crescendo in Blues, 1938; Dancers in Love, 1945 Day (possibly Day Dream), 1957 Daybreak Express, 1934

1 9

Duke Ellington Scores, D-E, 1936-1964 

Contents

Deep South Suite, Part IV: Happy Go Lucky Local, 1947; Depk, 1964; Diminuendo in Blue, 1938; Don't Get Around Much Anymore, 1942; Dusk, 1940; Echoes of Harlem, 1936

1 10

Duke Ellington Scores, E-F, 1940-1964 

Contents

Elf, 1964; Far East Suite, 1964; Festival Junction, 1956; Flaming Sword, 1940; Flirty Bird, 1959

1 11

Duke Ellington Scores, F-H, 1957-1962 

Contents

Foreign Blues East and East; French I; Frere Monk, 1962; Half the Fun, 1957

1 12

Duke Ellington Scores, H, 1940-1958 

Contents

Ham- Coda; Harlem, 1951; Harlem Air Shaft, 1940; Hey, Buddy Bolden, 1956; Hi-Fi-Fo-Fum, 1958; H

1 13

Duke Ellington Scores, I-J, 1925-1965 

Contents

In the Beginning God, 1965; Isfahan, 1964; Jack the Bear, 1940; Jig Walk, 1925

1 14

Duke Ellington Scores, J-K, 1928-1955 

Contents

Jubilee Stomp, 1928; Jumpin' Punkins (by Mercer Ellington), 1941; Kabu; Kinda Dukish, 1955; Ko-Ko, 1939

1 15

Duke Ellington Scores, K-L, 1946-1957 

Contents

Kol Nidrei; Lady Mac, 1957; Lady of the Lavender Mist, 1947; Lake; Lana Turner (Charpoy), 1946; Lately, 1946

1 16

Duke Ellington Scores, L, 1932-1973 

Contents

Le Sucrier Velour, 1959; Les Trois Rols Noirs, 1973; Let a Song/Harlem Intro, 1938; Lightnin', 1932; Lightning Bugs and Frogs, 1959; Lotus Blossom, 1945

1 17

Duke Ellington Scores, L-M, 1942-1957 

Contents

Luther's Blues; M.D. Intro; Madness in Great Ones, 1957; Main Stem, 1942; Matumbe, 1956

1 18

Duke Ellington Scores, M, 1935-1970 

Contents

The Meander, 1970; Melancholia, 1953; Merry Go-Roung, 1935; Mid-riff, 1944

1 19

Duke Ellington Scores, M, 1929-1962 

Contents

Money Jungle, 1963; Montevideo; The Mooche, 1929; Mood Indigo, 1931; Moon Bow, 1963; Moon Mist, 1942; Moth

1 20

Duke Ellington Scores, N, 1956-1960 

Contents

New Orleanna; Newport Up, 1956; Northern Lights, 1959; Nutcracker Suite I: Overture, 1960; Nutcracker Suite II: Toot Toot Tootie Toot, 1960; Nutcracker Suite III: Peanut Brittle Brigade, 1960

1 21

Duke Ellington Scores, N, 1960 

Contents

Nutcracker Suite, IV: Sugar Rum Cherry, 1960; Nutcracker Suite, V: Entr'acte, 1960; Nutcracker Suite, VI: Volga Vouty, 1960; Nutcracker Suite, VII: Chinoiserie, 1960; Nutcracker Suite, VIII: Dance of the Floreadores, 1960; Nutcracker Suite, IX: Arabesque Cookie, 1960

1 22

Duke Ellington Scores, P, 1939-1964 

Contents

Paki, 1964; Paris Blues, 1961; Passion Flower, 1939; Peckin'

1 23

Duke Ellington Scores, P-R, 1946-1964 

Contents

Peer Gynt Suites no. 1 and 2, 1960; Petite Africainne, 1963; Pretty Girl, 1946[?]; Purple Gazelle (Anglica), 1963; Put-tin, 1964; Ready, Go! (Toot Suite), 1958

1 24

Duke Ellington Scores, R, 1938-1958 

Contents

Red Carpet (Toot Suite), 1958; Red Garter (Toot Suite), 1958; Red Shoes (Toot Suite), 1958; Retrospection, 1954; Rex's Concerto, 1938; Richard

1 25

Duke Ellington Scores, R-S, 1931-1960 

Contents

Rockin' in Rhythm, 1931; Rockin' in Rhythm 1960, 1960; Saddest Tale, 1934; Satin Doll, 1953; Solitute, 1934; Sonnet for Caesar, 1957

1 26

Duke Ellington Scores, S, 1932-1957 

Contents

Sonnet in Search of a Moor, 1957; Sonnet to Hank Cinq, 1957; Sophisticated Lady, 1932; Star Crossed Lovers, 1957; Stompy Jones, 1934

1 27

Duke Ellington Scores, S, 1939-1962 

Contents

Strange Feeling, 1945; Subtle Lament, 1939; Suburban Beauty, 1956; Such Sweet Thunder, 1957; Suite Thursday IV: Lay-by, 1962

1 28

Duke Ellington Scores, S-T, 1940-1963 

Contents

Sunset and the Mockingbird, 1959; The Telecasters, 1957; Things Ain't What They Used to Be, 1941; This; Tigress, 1963; Tonk, 1940

1 29

Duke Ellington Scores, T-W, 1939-1964 

Contents

Tourist Point of View, 1964; Up & Down, Up & Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down), 1957; Wanderlust, 1939; wf + bf

1 30

Joy Spring by Clifford Brown, Undated 

1 31

Duke Ellington Compositions, Jazz Masterworks Editions, Undated 

1 32

Billy Strayhorn Scores, Undated 

1 33

Down by the Riverside, arranged by Oliver Nelson, Undated 

1 34

Duke Ellington Scores, Undated 

3 1

Choo Choo, Undated 

3 2

Thelonious Monk Scores arranged by Jeff Friedman,

3 3

Juan Tizol, Carla Bley Scores arranged by Jeff Friedman, Undated 

3 4

Upper Manhattan Medical Group by Billy Strayhorn, Undated 

3 5

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The Music of Duke Ellington Course, 1995-2007 

Arrangement note

This series contains materials from the course Jeff Friedman taught at Berklee, The Music of Duke Ellington. Included in this series are the proposal for the course, lecture notes, and course outlines. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

New Course Proposal, The Music of Duke Ellington, 1995 

1 35

The Music of Duke Ellington Course Outline, 1998 May 

1 36

The Music of Duke Ellington Course Materials, 1998-2007; Undated 

1 37

The Music of Duke Ellington Lecture Notes and Scores, Undated 

1 38

The Music of Duke Ellington Course Materials, Undated 

1 39

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Duke Ellington Articles, 1935-1999 

Arrangement note

This series contains articles about Duke Ellington and his life, likely used both in Friedman's research and in his class. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Duke Ellington Articles, 1935-1995 

1 40

Duke Ellington Articles and Charts, 1962-1999 

1 41

Duke Ellington Obituary, "Farewell to the Duke," by Ralph J. Gleason, "Rolling Stone", 1974 July 4 

1 42

The Boston Globe Magazine, 1993 December 

1 43

Duke Ellington Articles and Scholarly Papers, 1993-1994; Undated 

1 44

Duke Ellington Exhibits and Programs, 1993-1995 

2 1

Duke Ellington Articles, 1993-1999 

2 2

Ellington '94 Conference Pages, 1994 May 19-22 

3 6

"Cadence," vol. 23 no. 8-9, 11, 1997 August-September 

2 3

"An Appreciation of Duke," by Jeff Friedman, Berklee Today, 1999 Spring 

2 4

The Duke Ellington Society Webpages, 1999 

2 5

Duke Ellington Articles sent to Wynton Marsalis, Undated 

2 6

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Miscellaneous Duke Ellington Materials, 1962-2002 

Arrangement note

This series contains materials that do not fit into any of the other three series in this collection. Materials include charts relating to the history of the Ellington band, papers from the Duke Ellington Society, and materials that specifically pertain to Billy Strayhorn, Ellington's close associate. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

CDs, Rare Duke Ellington, 1962-1969 

2 7

Cassette Tape, Rare Duke Ellington, 1962-1969 

2 8

Duke Ellington Discography and Sidemen Lists from "Duke Ellington" by Peter Gammond, 1987 

2 9

"Duke Ellington, Master Composer," from "The Swing Era" by Gunther Schuller, 1989 

2 10

The Duke Ellington Society, 1995 April 

2 11

Duke Ellington on Compact Disc, 1999 January 7 

2 12

Ellingtonian Drummers Chart and Notes, Undated 

2 13

Duke Ellington's Reed Players, Undated 

2 14

Duke Piano Music, Undated 

2 15

Score Anthology as rescorded by Duke Ellington, transcribed by David Berger, Undated 

2 16

Pretty and the Wolf Breakdown and Lyrics, Undated 

2 17

Billy Strayhorn, Undated 

2 18

Triads and Blue Notes, Undated 

2 19

Miscellaneous, Undated 

2 20

Student Assignments--RESTRICTED, 1993-2002 

2 21

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