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 26-50 of 81 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 81 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bank, Danny," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964.

Bank, Danny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/302964.

"Bank, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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

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