Barney Bigard

Albany Leon "Barney" Bigard (March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980) was an American jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington. He also played tenor saxophone.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3rd, 1906 (New Orleans), Died Culver City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, composer, soprano saxophone, vocalist, leader, songwriter

Notes: Also known as Albany Bigard.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 329 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36283 10-in. 9/21/1926 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-36284 10-in. 9/21/1926 Dead man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-43502 10-in. 3/26/1928 Black beauty Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-43503 10-in. 3/26/1928 Jubilee stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-43504 10-in. 3/26/1928 Got everything but you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-47799 10-in. 10/30/1928 The mooche Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48100 10-in. 10/30/1928 Santa Claus, bring my man back to me Hot Five [Ellington ensemble] ; Ozie Ware Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48101 10-in. 10/30/1928 I done caught you blues Hot Five [Ellington ensemble] ; Ozie Ware Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48102 10-in. 10/30/1928 I can't give you anything but love Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48103 10-in. 10/30/1928 No papa no Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 1); with female vocal solo (take 2) instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48166 10-in. 11/15/1928 Bandanna babies Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48167 10-in. 11/15/1928 Diga diga do Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48168 10-in. 11/15/1928 I must have that man Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48373 10-in. 2/18/1929 Japanese dream Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48374 10-in. 2/18/1929 Harlemania Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor CVE-49007 12-in. 12/20/1928 St. Louis blues Warren Mills and his Blue Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-49652 10-in. 1/16/1929 Flaming youth Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-49653 10-in. 1/16/1929 Saturday night function Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-49654 10-in. 1/16/1929 High life Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-49655 10-in. 1/16/1929 Doin' the voom voom Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-49767 10-in. 3/7/1929 The dicty glide Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-49768 10-in. 3/7/1929 Hot feet Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-49769 10-in. 3/7/1929 Sloppy Joe Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Victor BVE-49770 10-in. 3/7/1929 Stevedore stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor CVE-51158 12-in. 4/12/1929 A night at the Cotton Club, part 1 Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 329 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bigard, Barney," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

Bigard, Barney. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

"Bigard, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206

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