Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600608988
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 08/20/2014
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 205,762
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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