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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Frank Morrison


Overview - Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family's Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family's Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba's extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with ebullience and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781600608988
  • ISBN-10: 1600608981
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books
  • Publish Date: June 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 10.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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