Powell Flute, used by James Moody

Description:

This flute was made by Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc. in Maynard, Massachusetts, in 2006. It is a Boehm System Signature model flute, serial #SIG-1560, made of sterling silver. The flute is engraved:

[Powell logo]
Verne Q. Powell [signature]
SIG-1560
MADE IN USA

This flute was previously owned and used by American jazz saxophone and flute player James Moody (1925-2010). He played in the U.S. Army Air Corp segregated band, and after his discharge in 1946, Moody performed with Dizzy Gillespie. Throughout his career, Moody performed and recorded with other jazz musicians, including Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Moody as leader of his own ensembles, performed and recorded from 1949 until his death in 2010.

Date Made: 2006

User: Moody, JamesMaker: Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc.

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Maynard

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Exhibition: South Music Lobby

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Linda Moody

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0340.02Accession Number: 2016.0340Catalog Number: 2016.0340.02Serial Number: SIG-1560

Object Name: flute

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 28 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e20b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1829745

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