Many people insist their cars allow them more freedom, and to a certain extent that’s true–no train to catch!–but traveling by train offers another kind of freedom, and that’s the freedom to sit quietly and do nothing for a little while. You can’t go anywhere, and you have no responsibilities. There’s something very calming about that feeling (“I don’t have to do anything!” ). So, unless you’re traveling to New York with a large group you can split the cost of gas and parking with, I recommend taking the train from New Haven (or your local Metro North stop), bringing a good book, and letting someone else worry about the traffic.
In 2009, the PBS series History Detectives aired an episode  revealing that an original set of publishing plates for the song were in the possession by Garfield Gillings of Brooklyn, NY. Gillings stated that he found the plates at least twenty years earlier in a dumpster. Reporter Tukufu Zuberi brought the plates to the Smithsonian Institution, where curator John Hasse, who oversees the Duke Ellington collection, certified that the plates were most likely used for the first publications for Ellington's Tempo Publishing Company. Archived copies of the published sheet music were nearly identical to prints that had been made from the publishing plates.