Here's the mystery:
Wilbur Harden (1925-1969) was, and is, an under-appreciated player. He recorded with John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef in 1957-58,
before retiring from music in 1960, due to poor health. He recorded four albums as leader, with Coltrane appearing on three.
He is acknowledged to be one of the first to use the flugelhorn in jazz. In the above photo, he's playing a rotary -- very strange for a jazz player
to be playing a rotary in the 1950s!
Here's my question: is the horn pictured a flugelhorn -- is it perhaps the even-rarer kuhlohorn?
And...how weird is that?