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:
Verne Q. Powell [signature]
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.
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