Hi All: I’m writing a biography on Cootie Williams and came across the newspaper article below. Does anyone have any ideas or leads on what this instrument is or who was the manufacturer? Thanks, Steve The Pittsburgh Courier July 31, 1948 ‘Saxo-Trumpet’ Cootie’s Idea CINCINNATI, Ohio – The growl trumpet star, Cootie Williams will probably go down in history for having given the music world its latest and newest instrument. Plaing an engagement at the Cotton Club here last Sunday, Cootie gave the first public demonstration on his new instrument, which he is tentatively labeling as a “saxo-trumpet.” The instrument, brainchild of Williams and an instrument manufacturer, has the full range of a trumpet, in addition to some of the tonal quality of the saxophone. The tone is achieved by a concealed reed and radical alteration in the shaping and lines of the normal trumpet.