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 76-81 of 81 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-81 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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