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Barney Bigard

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 January 2012

Throughout his career, Barney Bigard graced many jazz settings with his fluent New Orleans clarinet. Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to select some of Bigard's finest records.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Zutty Singleton's Trio

    Zutty Singleton's Trio Barney's Bounce

    Composer: Bigard Performers: Barney Bigard, cl; Freddie Washington, p; Zutty Singleton drums, 1944.

    Barney’s Bounce, Living Era, 5507

  • Image for King Oliver

    King Oliver Someday Sweetheart

    Composer: Morton, Spikes Performers: King Oliver, Bob Shoffner, c; Kid Ory, tb; Johnny Dodds, Darnell Howard, Stump Evans, Barney Bigard, reeds; Luis Russell, p; Bud Scott, bj; Bert Cobb, tu; Paul Barbarin d. 23 July 1926.

    King Oliver 1926-28, Classics, 618

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton Trio

    Jelly Roll Morton Trio Turtle Twist

    Composer: Morton Performers: Barney Bigard, cl; Jelly Roll Morton, p; Zutty Singleton, d. 17 Dec 1929.

    The Essential Collection, Avid, 890

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra Jungle Nights In Harlem

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Artie Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bar; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d. June 4, 1930

    Jungle Nights In Harlem, Bluebird, 2499-2-RB

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto)

    Composer: Ellington / Bigard Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Rex Stewart, c; Cootie Williams, Artie Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, ts; Harry Carney, bar; Fred Guy, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Sonny Greer, d. 27 Feb 1936.

    Masterpieces 1926-1949, Proper, Properbox 25

  • Image for Rex Stewart & His Feetwarmers

    Rex Stewart & His Feetwarmers I Know That You Know

    Composer: Youmans, Caldwell. Performers: Rex Stewart, c; Barney Bigard, cl; Django Reinhardt, g; Billy Taylor, b; Paris 5 April 1939.

    Rexatious, Living Era14, 5200

  • Image for Barney Bigard and His Jazzopaters

    Barney Bigard and His Jazzopaters Barney Goin' Easy

    Composer: Bigard Performers: Rex Stewart, c; Barney Bigard, cl; Juan Tizol, vtb; Harry Carney, bar; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d; Billy Strayhorn, arr. 8 June 1939.

    Barney’s Bounce, Living Era, unknown

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Harlem Airshaft

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Rex Stewart, c; Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, t; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bar; Fred Guy, g; Jimmy Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d. 22 July 1940.

    Masterpieces 1926-1949, Proper, Properbox 25

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Harlem Airshaft

    Composer: Ellington Performers: See above.

    Duke Ellington at Fargo, 1940 Live, Definitive

  • Image for Barney Bigard & His Orchestra

    Barney Bigard & His Orchestra A Lull At Dawn

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Ray Nance, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Juan Tizol, vtb; Harry Carney, bar; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d; 11 Nov 1940.

    Barney’s Bounce, Living Era, 5507

  • Image for Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band

    Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band Tiger Rag

    Composer: La Rocca Performers: Mutt Carey, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Kid Ory, tb; Buster Wilson, p; Bud Scott, g; Ed Garland, b; Minor Hall, d. Oct 1946.

    Complete Columbia Sessions 1946, American Music, AMCD 121

  • Image for Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

    Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars High Society

    Composer: Piron / Steele Performers: Louis Armstrong, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Jack Teagarden, tb; Dick Carey, p; Arvell Shaw, b; Sid Catlett, d. Boston Symphony Hall, 30 Nov 1947.

    Complete NY Town Hall and Symphony Hall Concerts, Definitive, 11291

  • Image for Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington

    Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington Mood Indigo

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Louis Armstrong, v, t; Duke Ellington, p; Trummy Young, tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Mort Herbert, b; Danny Barcelona, d. March/April 1961.

    The Great Summit, Blue Note, 938047

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