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

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  
Decca 81299 7/20/1951 The right kind of feeling Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81684 10/15/1951 Rumania-Rumania Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81685 10/15/1951 House party Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81686 10/15/1951 On the trail Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82166 1/21/1952 on my way (Got my travelin' shoes) Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82167 1/21/1952 The blacksmith blues Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82168 1/21/1952 Any time Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82401 3/5/1952 When you surrender (Little) Jimmy Scott instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82402 3/5/1952 Alone with a memory (Little) Jimmy Scott instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82403 3/5/1952 Something of a fool (Little) Jimmy Scott instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 82404 3/5/1952 Do you mind if I hang around (Little) Jimmy Scott instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85164 9/3/1953 Jasmine Eddie Heywood Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85165 9/3/1953 The moon was yellow Eddie Heywood Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85166 9/3/1953 You too, you too? Eddie Heywood Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85167 9/3/1953 The Continental Eddie Heywood Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85488 11/6/1953 Only forever Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85489 11/6/1953 (Oh boy! what joy we had in) Barefoot days Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85490 11/6/1953 (Oh boy! what joy we had in) Barefoot days Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85915 3/1/1954 Banana split Jackie Cain ; Roy Kral instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85916 3/1/1954 Pa! Take me to the circus Jackie Cain ; Roy Kral instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85917 3/1/1954 Love nest Jackie Cain ; Roy Kral instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 85918 3/1/1954 I hear music Jackie Cain ; Roy Kral instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86570 7/13/1954 (Who's the guy with) The mink bow tie Johnny Long Orchestra ; Art Lund instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86571 7/13/1954 Those Texas women Johnny Long Orchestra ; Art Lund instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86572 7/13/1954 Sidetracked Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86573 7/13/1954 Give, give, give Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86590 7/19/1954 Sally May Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86591 7/19/1954 Say hey Willie Mays Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86592 7/19/1954 Pussy footin' (Back to me) Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86593 7/19/1954 Flo the all American flirt-1 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86982 10/29/1954 [Unknown title(s)] George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86983 10/29/1954 Song from Desiree (We meet again) George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86984 10/29/1954 Tiger rag mambo George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 86985 10/29/1954 [Unknown title(s)] George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88710 9/29/1955 Cool cat on a hot tin roof Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88711 9/29/1955 What am I here for Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88712 9/29/1955 Jazz Club U.S.A. Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88740 10/6/1955 I'll be around Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88741 10/6/1955 Royal garden blues Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88742 10/6/1955 Nocturne Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88743 10/6/1955 South Gonzales Street parade Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88955 11/8/1955 Zanzy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88956 11/8/1955 Ida bridges falling down Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88957 11/8/1955 O dem bums Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 88958 11/8/1955 Close cover before striking Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 104174 1/24/1958 Clap yo hands Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 104175 1/24/1958 Them there eyes Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 104176 1/24/1958 Early Autumn Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 104177 1/24/1958 You took advantage of me Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105704 9/23/1958 I got plenty o' nuttin' Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105705 9/23/1958 My man's gone now Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105706 9/23/1958 It takes a long pull to get there Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105758 10/3/1958 It ain't necessarily so Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105759 10/3/1958 Oh Lord, I'm on my way Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105760 10/3/1958 Red headed woman Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 105761 10/3/1958 There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bank, Danny," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964.

Bank, Danny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964.

"Bank, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964

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