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The Resource Little Melba and her big trombone, by Katheryn Russell-Brown ; illustrations by Frank Morrison

Little Melba and her big trombone, by Katheryn Russell-Brown ; illustrations by Frank Morrison

Label
Little Melba and her big trombone
Title
Little Melba and her big trombone
Statement of responsibility
by Katheryn Russell-Brown ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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 familys 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--Publisher's description
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Provided by publisher
Awards note
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, 2015
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell-Brown, Katheryn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Elementary Grade
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morrison, Frank
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liston, Melba
  • Liston, Melba
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American jazz musicians
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American jazz musicians
  • African American jazz musicians
  • Jazz musicians
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Little Melba and her big trombone, by Katheryn Russell-Brown ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and discography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
858778225
Dimensions
23 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781600608988
Lccn
2013033662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858778225
Label
Little Melba and her big trombone, by Katheryn Russell-Brown ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and discography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
858778225
Dimensions
23 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781600608988
Lccn
2013033662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858778225

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