- Released: April 20, 1999
- Label: Delmark
- 1.Bucket's Got A Hole In It
- 2.Sweet Lorraine
- 3.Hesitating Blues
- 4.Tin Roof Blues
- 5.Lover Come Back To Me
- 6.Sensation Rag
- 7.Makin' Whoopee
- 8.Three Little Words
- 9.Bye And Bye
- 10.Nitty Gritty
- 11.Tin Roof Blues - (alternate take)
- 12.C Jam Blues
- 13.Bye And Bye - (alternate take)
Personnel: Barney Bigard (clarinet); Art Hodes (piano); Nap Trottier (trumpet); George Brunis (trombone); Rail Wilson (bass); Barrett Deems (drums).
Recorded at Sound Studios, Chicago, Illinois on January 28 & 30, 1968. Includes liner notes by Bob Koester.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Art Hodes (piano); Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Georg Brunis (vocals, trombone); Nappy Trottier (trumpet); Barrett Deems (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Koester.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (01/28/1968/01/30/1968).
Photographer: Ray Flerlage.
This is one of clarinetist Barney Bigard's best recordings of his later period. On four of the eight selections, he is well-featured on swing standards with a quartet who also includes the great pianist Art Hodes. The other four tracks are more in the Dixieland vein, with trumpeter Nappy Trottier and veteran trombonist George Brunis making the band a sextet. Throughout Bigard (whose tone was instantly recognizable) is the main star and in splendid form. ~ Scott Yanow