"Trixie" Mute

Description:

This mute was made by Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc. in East Chicago, Indiana, around 1970-1990. It is a "Trixie" mute, made of a plunger shaped tan and red molded rubber with a "D-shaped" handle on top. There is printed label:

NEW STONE - LINED "TRIXIE" MUTE, HUMES & BERG MFG. CO., INC. EAST CHICAGO, IND.

(and cast on side of mute):

NEW STONE-LINED
TRIXIE MUTE
MFG. BY
HUMES & BERG MFG. CO., INC.
EAST CHICAGO IND.

This mute was previously owned and used by William Russo (1928-2003), American composer, arranger, musician, teacher, and founder of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Russo composed more than 200 pieces for jazz orchestra. Throughout his career, Russo work included collaborations with Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Stan Kenton, Cannonball Adderley, Yehudi Menuhin, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Cleo Laine, and Billie Holiday.

Manufacturing Date: 1970-1990

User: Russo, WilliamManufacturer: Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, East Chicago

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Credit Line: Gift of Camille Davis Russo Blinstrub, Barbara Russo Evans, Alexander W. Russo, and Condee Nast Russo

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0162.08Accession Number: 2003.0162Catalog Number: 2003.0162.08

Object Name: mute

Physical Description: rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 6 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 15.5575 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-1b10-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1250585

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