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 101-125 of 349 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044888 10-in. 3/6/1940 Jack the Bear Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-044889 10-in. 3/6/1940 Ko-ko Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-044890 10-in. 3/7/1940 Morning glory Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-044891 10-in. 3/7/1940 So far, so good Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-049015 10-in. 3/15/1940 Conga brava Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-049016 10-in. 3/15/1940 Concerto for Cootie Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-049017 10-in. 3/15/1940 Me and you Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-049655 10-in. 5/4/1940 Cotton tail Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-049656 10-in. 5/4/1940 Don't get around much anymore Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053020 10-in. 5/28/1940 Dusk Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053021 10-in. 5/28/1940 Bojangles Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053022 10-in. 5/28/1940 A portrait of Bert Williams Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053023 10-in. 5/28/1940 Blue goose Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053427 10-in. 9/5/1940 There shall be no night Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053428 10-in. 9/5/1940 In a mellotone Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053429 10-in. 9/5/1940 Five o'clock whistle Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053430 10-in. 9/5/1940 Warm valley Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053552 10-in. 10/17/1940 The flaming sword Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053579 10-in. 10/28/1940 Across the track blues Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053580 10-in. 10/28/1940 Chlo-e Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053581 10-in. 10/28/1940 I never felt this way before Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-053621 10-in. 11/11/1940 Charlie the chulo Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor BS-053622 10-in. 11/11/1940 Lament for Javanette Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, composer  
Victor BS-053623 10-in. 11/11/1940 A lull at dawn Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor BS-053624 10-in. 11/11/1940 Ready Eddy Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, composer  
(Results 101-125 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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