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Barney Bigard

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.

1 hour

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Sun 22 Jan 2012 00:00

Music Played

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Duke Ellington and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Harlem Airshaft

    Composer: Ellington Performers: See above.

    • Duke Ellington at Fargo, 1940 Live.
    • Definitive.
  • Barney Bigard and 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.
  • Kid Oryʼs 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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