Barney Bigard is one of the top clarinetists in jazz history. After a year with King Oliver he was with Duke Ellington from 1927-'42 and with Louis Armstrong from 1947-'56. Art Hodes cut his first record date in '28 and has played with most of the great clarinetists since; Teschemaker, Mezzrow, Bechet, Nicholas, Pee Wee Russell. In January, 1968 Chicago's public television station flew Bigard to Chicago to tape part of a jazz series. Delmark took the opportunity to record Bucket's Got A hole In It. When a pianist is as soul-wise as Hodes the piano-clarinet team is a hard one to beat for memorable jazz.

Song List:
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)
12. C Jam Blues
13. Bye And Bye (Alternate)


Albums featuring Art Hodes...




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