“In the middle of a tour I read I had retired.“

  • Barney Bigard


After I left Louis and the All Stars in 1961 I settled down to a life of gigging around Los Angeles. Sometimes guys would call and if I liked the deal I would go play. There were lots of jazz places I could have worked around the country if I had wanted to, but I was sick of the long hours that night club work entails. I had offers to take a band to New York or Chicago or other places, but I vowed that the days of working till two in the morning were over—for me at least. Let someone else do it if they wanted. Me, I just stayed around Los Angeles.


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© Barry Martyn 1985

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  • Barney Bigard

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