Powell Flute, used by James Moody

Powell Flute, used by James Moody

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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.

Object Name
flute
date made
2006
user
Moody, James
maker
Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Maynard
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
ID Number
2016.0340.02
accession number
2016.0340
catalog number
2016.0340.02
serial number
SIG-1560
Credit Line
Gift of Linda Moody
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Exhibition
South Music Lobby
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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