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 76-100 of 349 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor LBRC-71836 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/9/1932 East St. Louis toddle Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor LBSHQ-71837 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/9/1932 East St. Louis toddle Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BRC-71838 10-in. 2/9/1932 Dinah Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Sonny Greer ; Cootie Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BRC-71839 10-in. 2/9/1932 Bugle call rag Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-73557 10-in. 9/21/1932 Maori Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-73558 10-in. 9/21/1932 Jive Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-73559 10-in. 9/21/1932 My sophisticated daddy Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-73560 10-in. 9/21/1932 Margie Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-77025 10-in. 9/26/1933 Rude interlude Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-77026 10-in. 9/26/1933 Dallas doings Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-77199 10-in. 12/4/1933 Dear old Southland Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-77200 10-in. 12/4/1933 Awful sad Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-77201 10-in. 12/4/1933 Daybreak Express Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-79155 10-in. 4/12/1934 Ebony rhapsody Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-79156 10-in. 4/12/1934 Cocktails for two Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-79157 10-in. 4/12/1934 Live and love tonight Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-79169 10-in. 4/17/1934 I met my Waterloo Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-79211 10-in. 5/9/1934 Troubled waters Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-79212 10-in. 5/9/1934 My old flame Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-80144 10-in. 1/9/1934 Delta serenade Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-80145 10-in. 1/9/1934 Stompy Jones Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-80149 10-in. 1/10/1934 Solitude Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-80150 10-in. 1/10/1934 Blue feeling Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-037692 10-in. 6/26/1939 Lament for a lost love (Solace) Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-044887 10-in. 3/6/1940 You, you darlin' Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 76-100 of 349 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bigard, Barney," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

Bigard, Barney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

"Bigard, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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

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