Feb 19, 2021
At the top of the show, Amanda shares an infuriating incident of "pushback" in her school against Black History Month. Then they tell the story of Melba Liston. Liston was the first woman to play trombone in a big band (that wasn't an all-female band), and went on to become a respected and prolific jazz arranger, who worked with the most well-known and beloved musicians in the game. From Dizzy Gillespie to Quincy Jones, Liston is the one who arranged the music that made these men as famous as they are.
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