Melba ’s teacher Alma Hightower ran a big band made up of children from the neighbourhood.
Naturally Melba Liston was also participating in the a big band. 310 more words
Buddy Collette passed from this mortal coil in 2010. I loved Buddy Collette, and here’s the obit I put together for the LA Weekly. I remember it was a last minute job, and the editor gave me an hour or two to turn in copy, so I had to go with this, my initial draft. 769 more words