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 3, 1906 (New Orleans), Died June 27, 1980 (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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 349 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-51159 12-in. 4/12/1929 A night at the Cotton Club, part 2 Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-51971 10-in. 5/3/1929 Cotton Club stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-51972 10-in. 5/3/1929 Misty mornin' Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-51973 10-in. 5/3/1929 Arabian lover Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-51974 10-in. 5/3/1929 Saratoga swing Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-55845 10-in. 9/16/1929 Mississippi Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-55846 10-in. 9/16/1929 The Duke steps out Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-55847 10-in. 9/16/1929 Haunted nights Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-55848 10-in. 9/16/1929 Swanee shuffles Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57542 10-in. 11/14/1929 Breakfast dance Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57543 10-in. 11/14/1929 Jazz lips Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57544 10-in. 11/14/1929 March of the hoodlums Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57784 10-in. 12/17/1929 Smilin' the blues away Jelly Roll Morton Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-57785 10-in. 12/17/1929 Turtle twist Jelly Roll Morton Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-57786 10-in. 12/17/1929 My little Dixie home Jelly Roll Morton Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-57787 10-in. 12/17/1929 That's like it ought to be Jelly Roll Morton Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-59692 10-in. 4/11/1930 Double check stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-59693 10-in. 4/11/1930 My gal is good for nothing but love Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-59694 10-in. 4/11/1930 I was made to love you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBVE-61011 10-in. 8/20/1930 Ring dem bells Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBVE-61012 10-in. 8/20/1930 Old man blues Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBVE-61013 10-in. 8/20/1930 Three little words Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-62192 10-in. 6/4/1930 Sweet dreams of mine Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-62193 10-in. 6/4/1930 Jungle nights in Harlem Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-62194 10-in. 6/4/1930 Sweet jazz o' mine Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 349 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bigard, Barney," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

Bigard, Barney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

"Bigard, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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

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