Russel-Brown, Katheryn

“Little Melba and Her Big Trombone” av Katheryn Russell-Brown med illustrationer av Frank Morrison (2014)

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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.” Förlagsinformation

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Språk: Engelska
Antal sidor: 40
Utg.datum: 2014-07-01
Förlag: Lee & Low Books
Illustratör: Frank Morrison
ISBN: 9781600608988

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