Harold Danko

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Harold Danko
Born (1947-06-13) 13 June 1947 (age 72)
OriginOhio, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1975–present
LabelsInner City, Sunnyside, SteepleChase

Harold Danko (born June 13, 1947 in Ohio) is an American jazz pianist.

Danko attended Youngstown State University. Among his credits are work in the big bands of Woody Herman and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, as well as smaller ensembles with Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Lee Konitz.[1] He worked often with Rich Perry in the 1990s and also played with Rufus Reid, Kirk Lightsey, Jeff Hirshfield, Edward Simon, and Gregory Herbert.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
1974 Harold Danko Quartet Inner City Quartet, with Gregory Herbert (tenor sax), Dave Shapiro (bass), Jimmy Madison (drums)
1979? Coincidence Dreamstreet
1979? Chasin' the Bad Guys Inner City
1982? Mirth Song Sunnyside
1983 Shorter by Two Sunnyside Duo, with Kirk Lightsey
1983 Ink and Water Sunnyside
1985? Alone but Not Forgotten Sunnyside
1988? The First Love Song Jazz City
1993 Next Age SteepleChase Quartet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
1994 After the Rain SteepleChase Solo piano
1995 New Autumn SteepleChase Quartet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
1995–96 Tidal Breeze SteepleChase Quartet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
1996 The Feeling of Jazz SteepleChase Quartet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
1997 Stable Mates SteepleChase Quartet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
1997 Three of Four SteepleChase Trio, with Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
1998 ...This Isn't Maybe SteepleChase Solo piano
2000 Nightscapes SteepleChase Quartet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Scott Colley (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2001 Prestigious: A Tribute to Eric Dolphy SteepleChase Quintet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet), Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2002 Fantasy Exit SteepleChase Trio, with Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2003 Trilix SteepleChase Trio, with Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2004 Hinesight SteepleChase Trio, with Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2005 Oatts & Perry SteepleChase Quintet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Dick Oatts (alto sax), Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2006 Times Remembered SteepleChase Trio, with Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2007? Wonderland SteepleChase Duo, with Ron McClure (bass)
2008? Escapades SteepleChase Trio, with Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2009? Oatts & Perry II SteepleChase Quintet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Dick Oatts (alto sax), Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2011? Unriched SteepleChase Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2012? Oatts & Perry III SteepleChase Quintet, with Rich Perry (tenor sax), Dick Oatts (alto sax), Michael Formanek (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2014? Sweet Nowhere SteepleChase Duo, with Dick Oatts (alto sax)
2015? Lost in the Breeze SteepleChase Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
2016 Triple Play SteepleChase Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)

Main source:[2]

As sideman[edit]

With Chet Baker

With Lee Konitz

With Artt Frank [de] & Pat Morrissey [3]

  • Souvenir (mja Records, 1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Biography: Harold Danko". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. pp. 330–332. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ The Patch News, March 8, 2001