Object of the Day

Powell Flute Used by James Moody

March 26

This flute was previously owned and used by American jazz saxophone and flute player James Moody (born on this day in 1925). 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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Powell Flute, used by James Moody

Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description

This flute was made by Verne Q. Powell in Maynard, Massachusetts, in 2006.

It is a Boehm System Signature model flute , serial #SIG-1560. 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.

user
Moody, James
date made
2006
Credit Line
Gift of Linda Moody
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
Object Name
flute
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Exhibition
Exhibit:
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
ID Number
2016.0340.02
accession number
2016.0340
catalog number
2016.0340.02
serial number
SIG-1560
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Maynard