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Melba Liston

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Melba Liston

Melba Liston has been played on NTS in shows including guests, featured first on 8 March 2018. Songs played include Insomnia.

Melba Doretta Liston (January 13, 1926 – April 23, 1999) was an American jazz musician (trombone, compositions, musical arrangements). Her collaborations with pianist / composer Randy Weston, beginning in the early 1960s, are widely acknowledged as jazz classics.

Life and career

Liston was born in Kansas City, Missouri. After playing in youth bands and studying with Alma Hightower and others, she joined the big band led by Gerald Wilson in 1943. She began to work with the emerging major names of the bebop scene in the…

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Insomnia
Melba Liston
Fresh Sound Records2006
Insomnia
Melba ListonFresh Sound Records2006
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