Bernie Privin

Bernard "Bernie" Privin (February 12, 1919, New York City - October 8, 1999, New York City) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Privin was an autodidact on trumpet and played professionally while in his teens. He became a member of Harry Reser's band in 1937, then worked with Bunny Berigan, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Charlie Barnet, Mal Hallett, and Benny Goodman. He was drafted in 1943 and played from 1943 to 1946 with the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band in Europe. After returning to the United States, he worked with Goodman once more, then became a staff musician for radio and television; he worked with NBC and then CBS, the latter well into the 1960s. Concomitantly he played as a session musician, especially with Goodman throughout the 1950s, as well as for musicians such as Sy Oliver and Al Caiola.

Privin played frequently in Europe from the 1960s onward; he played in Sweden multiple times in the 1960s, and was a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, under the direction of Warren Covington and Pee Wee Erwin, for tours of Europe in the mid-1970s. He was a member of the New York Jazz Repertory Company when it toured the Soviet Union in 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 12th, 1919 (New York City), Died October 8th, 1999 (White Plains)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 203 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-030731 10-in. 12/19/1938 A room with a view Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031491 10-in. 1/17/1939 Lover, come back to me Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031492 10-in. 1/17/1939 My heart stood still Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031493 10-in. 1/17/1939 Rosalie Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031494 10-in. 1/17/1939 Supper time Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031495 10-in. 1/17/1939 Vilia Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031823 10-in. 1/23/1939 The man I love Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031824 10-in. 1/23/1939 The donkey serenade Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031825 10-in. 1/23/1939 Bill Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031826 10-in. 1/23/1939 Zigeuner Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031827 10-in. 1/23/1939 Carioca Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031864 10-in. 1/31/1939 Alone together Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031865 10-in. 1/31/1939 Rose room Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031866 10-in. 1/31/1939 I want my share of love Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031867 10-in. 1/31/1939 It's all yours Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031868 10-in. 1/31/1939 This is it Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-031869 10-in. 1/31/1939 Delightful delirium Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032961 10-in. 3/12/1939 Any old time Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032962 10-in. 3/12/1939 I'm in love with the Honorable Mr. So and So Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032963 10-in. 3/12/1939 Prosschai Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032964 10-in. 3/12/1939 Deep purple Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032965 10-in. 3/12/1939 I'm coming Virginia Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032966 10-in. 3/12/1939 Pastel blue Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032999 10-in. 3/17/1939 You grow sweeter as the years go by Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035300 10-in. 3/17/1939 You're so indiff'rent Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 203 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Privin, Bernie," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107154.

Privin, Bernie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107154.

"Privin, Bernie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107154

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