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Conn 6B Once owned by Jazz great Carmell Jones??

Placed: Sep. 13 '20: 10:18 pm   Views: 312 
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$2,550... This Conn 6B trumpet is in very good condition. One of the most responsive and best slotting horns I’ve played... Valve plating and compression is excellent... Tone and slotting spot on up and down the register.

The case has a signature that reads "Carmell Jones” but I have no idea if this is his signature, his horn or both...

It could be that he signed this for a friend.

The previous owner who sold it to me said it once belonged to her deceased grandfather, but he was so private she knew little about him and nothing about the horn at all. And she didn’t even mention the signature on the case when she sold it.

When I first looked at the horn and case, I thought someone had written the word “Connstellation” on the case... But it looked odd... so I examined it closer and realized it was a name... "Carmell Jones.”

Here’s a little info from Wikipedia about this Jazz great...

Jones was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He started piano lessons at age five, and trumpet lessons at age seven. His first professional work was with Kansas City greats Nathan Davis, Cleanhead Vinson and Frank Smith. He moved to California in 1960 and worked as a studio musician for several years, including in the orchestras for two movie soundtracks, 'Seven Days In May' and 'The Manchurian Candidate', the latter starring Frank Sinatra.[1] He released two albums as a leader for Pacific Jazz at this time, while recording as a sideman with Bud Shank, Onzy Matthews, Curtis Amy, Harold Land, and Gerald Wilson.[2] He toured with Horace Silver in 1964-65, and was on Silver's seminal 1965 Blue Note album Song for My Father. In 1965 he moved to Germany where he lived for 15 years, working with Paul Kuhn and the SFB Big Band (Sender Freies Berlin) from 1968 to 1980. There he worked with musicians such as Milo Pavlovic, Herb Geller, Leo Wright, Rudi Wilfer and Eugen Cicero. Jones returned to the US in 1980, working as a teacher and appearing at local clubs in Kansas City. He released one additional album as a leader in 1982 entitled “Carmell Jones Returns,” on the Revelation label.[3] Jones died on November 7, 1996 in Kansas City at the age of 60.[4]

Perhaps someone would be inclined to do a little research and verify if this might actually be a trumpet previously owned by Carmell Jones... or perhaps his autograph on a friend’s trumpet case...

All right... again... I have no further information... except the horn plays amazingly well... There are some signs of use... a slight dent or two... and slight signs of red rot on the tuning slide only (see pics)... but after cleaning and treating... I think it has been arrested....

I’ll start at $2,550... and we’ll see if someone uncovers some connection to Carmell....


Okay... Thanks for your interest...

Make me a reasonable offer....
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Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $2,550.00
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