Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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"A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781600608988
1600608981
Call Number: jB Liston, Melba RUS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator

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"A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"-- Provided by publisher. Illustrated b... Read More »

Melba Liston taught herself to play the trombone when she was seven years old and became a famous jazz musician and composer. The story and pictures in this biography will have you swingin' along with Melba and her big trombone!

After teaching herself to play the trombone at seven years-old, Kansas City's Melba Doretta Liston went on to compose and write music for the greatest musicians of the 20th century like Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington. Illustrated by Frank Morrison.

A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century.


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DBRL_ReginaF Jan 21, 2020

I read this for the Read Harder 2020 Challenge for Task #18 Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community. I love it! Melba was one of the very first female trombone players! And JAZZ! What's not to love? The illustrations are wonderful too.

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s_miller86
Oct 23, 2019

Great bio, loved the art work. My 5 year olds attention did not last long as it was kind of lengthy.

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Shelly4818
Aug 10, 2019

A wonderful book.

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