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Barney Bigard (1906–1980)

Barney Bigard was educated at Straight College, and was a clarinetist in Duke Ellington's orchestra, 1928-1942, and was also with King Oliver, Charlie Elgar, Luis Russell, Freddie Slack, Kid Ory, and the Louis Armstrong All-Star Concert Group, touring worldwide, 1947-1955. He led his own sextet, and toured Europe and Africa for the State ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Untouchables Soundtrack
Red Dragon Soundtrack
Up in the Air Soundtrack


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 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eldorado (2014) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2012 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.8 (2012) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2009/I Up in the Air (writer: "Mood Indigo" (1931))
 2009 Boris Vian, la vie jazz (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2008 Me and Orson Welles (writer: "Clarinet Lament")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2005 The White Countess (music: "Mood Indigo" (1930))
 2002 Red Dragon (performer: "Ready Eddy", "Lament for Javanette") / (writer: "Ready Eddy", "Lament for Javanette")
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- There's No Place Like Home (2002) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (lyrics: "Mood Indigo" (1931)) / (music: "Mood Indigo" (1931))
 2002 Hart's War (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 2001 Anouk - Lost Tracks (Video) (writer: "Mood indigo")
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1999 Pitch People (Documentary) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1998 It All Came True (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1995 Marsalis on Music (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tackling the Monster: Marsalis on Practice (1995) ... ("Mood Indigo")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1989 Harlem Nights (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1987 The Untouchables (writer: "MOOD INDIGO")
 1984 The Cotton Club (lyrics: "Mood Indigo") / (music: "Mood Indigo")
 1981 Reborn ("Mood Indigo")
 1980 Rough Cut (writer: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1969 Love You Madly: A Salute to Duke Ellington (TV Special) (writer: "C-jam Blues")
 1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On the Road with Duke Ellington (1967) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1967 Center Stage (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special (1967) ... (writer: "C-Jam Blues", "Mood Indigo")
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (music: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 1962 All Night Long (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1961 Paris Blues (music: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 1956 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.2 (1956) ... (music: "Mood Indigo")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blues in Harlem ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1952 Mood Indigo (Short) (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A. (music: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 1949 Adventures in Jazz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1949) ... (writer: "Mood Indigo")
 1946 The Dark Corner (music: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 1946 Ding Dong Williams (performer: "Fantasie-Impromptu in F-Sharp Minor Op.66" - uncredited)
 1942 Jam Session (Short) (performer: "C-Jam Blues")
 1938 The Shining Hour (music: "Mood Indigo" (1930) - uncredited)
 1935 Roof Tops of Manhattan (Short) (music: "Mood Indigo" (1930) - uncredited)
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Original New Orleans Ragtime Band

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