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|
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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