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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Hardcover)

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"Based on the life of a real Depression-era jazz trombonist, this infectious celebration of music simply sings! Brimming with style and JAZZ, music lovers are sure to find this picture book irresistible."

— Meghan


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: 9781600608988
ISBN-10: 1600608981
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English