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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown
$36.00(NZD)  inc GST
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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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General Fields

  • : 9781600608988
  • : Lee & Low Books
  • : Lee & Low Books
  • : September 2014
  • : 226mm X 269mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 788.93165092
  • : 40
  • : Katheryn Russell-Brown
  • : Hardback
  • : Frank Morrison