Barney Bigard & Art Hodes – Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
Delmark DE 211
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. With a pianist as soul-wise as Hodes, this piano-clarinet team is hard to beat for memorable jazz.