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 51-75 of 81 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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