George Crook Collection 'Ellington Tapes'

Scope and Content

1400 reel-to-reel tapes containing jazz performances, including 400 tapes of Duke Ellington

Administrative / Biographical History

George Crook collected reel-to-reel tapes of jazz, including many recordings were never released commercially. There are also a large number of recordings from BBC radio. Of particular note are 400 tapes containing some 1200 unreleased Duke Ellington performances.

Access Information

Available for reference by appointment with the librarian.


Description created by Claire Marsh, Librarian, Leeds College of Music

Other Finding Aids

Card indexes created by the collector