Danny Bank

Daniel Bernard Bank (July 17, 1922 – June 5, 2010) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and flautist. He is credited on some releases as Danny Banks.

He was born on July 17, 1922. Early in his career Bank played with Charlie Barnet (1942–1944), and would return to play with him repeatedly over the next few decades. He played with Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and Paul Whiteman in the 1940s. Following this he recorded with Charlie Parker, Rex Stewart, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, Urbie Green, Clifford Brown and Helen Merrill, Art Farmer, Wes Montgomery, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Smith, Chico O’Farrill, Betty Carter, Ray Charles, and Tony Fruscella.

Bank is best known for his association with Miles Davis in Gil Evans's orchestra; Bank played bass clarinet on the albums Miles Ahead, Sketches of Spain and Porgy and Bess. He played with Davis on his 1961 Carnegie Hall concert. Later in the 1960s he recorded with the big bands of Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, and Stanley Turrentine.

Bank died on June 5, 2010.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 17th, 1922 (New York City), Died June 5th, 2010 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 81 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71460 10-in. 10/20/1943 Strollin' Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71461 10-in. 10/20/1943 The moose Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71462 10-in. 10/20/1943 Pow-wow (Redskin rhumba) Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71463 10-in. 10/20/1943 Sittin' home waitin' for you Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71794 2/23/1944 In there Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71795 10-in. 2/23/1944 Saltin' away my sweet dreams Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71796 10-in. 2/23/1944 Baby won't you please come home Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71797 2/23/1944 The great lie Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71798 10-in. 2/24/1944 My heart isn't in it Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71799 10-in. 2/24/1944 Drop me off in Harlem Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71800 10-in. 2/24/1944 Gulf Coast blues Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71801 10-in. 2/24/1944 Flat top flip hiss lid Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 75639 12/30/1949 Orinoco Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 75640 12/30/1949 Mucha de nada Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 75641 1/3/1950 Love is the sweetest thing-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 75642 1/3/1950 I get a kick out of you-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 75679 1/6/1950 Love walked in-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 75680 1/6/1950 So easy-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81186 6/18/1951 Alarm clock boogie Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81187 6/18/1951 You blew out the flame Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81188 6/18/1951 The Christmas ball Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81189 6/18/1951 It ain't snowing outside Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81296 7/20/1951 If, if, if you were mine Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81297 7/20/1951 I've got the blues for my baby Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81298 7/20/1951 Trinidad Daddy Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 81 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bank, Danny," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964.

Bank, Danny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964.

"Bank, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.

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