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Harold Danko

Born: June 13, 1947    Primary Instrument: Piano

Harold Danko

Pianist/composer Harold Danko is best known for his long-term associations with an impressive list of jazz legends including Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Lee Konitz and Woody Herman. Beginning his piano studies at the age of five, Harold became serious about pursuing a career in jazz at the age of fifteen when he commenced studies with Gene Rush in Youngstown, Ohio. After graduation from Youngstown State University and a stint in the Army band, Harold landed the piano chair in Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, which launched his career as a much sought after jazz musician. He also developed a reputation as a respected jazz educator and served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, the New School/Mannes, and Hartt College....
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As a Leader/Co-Leader

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

As a Side Musician

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

As a Leader/Co-Leader

1975


Harold Danko Quartet
Inner City
April 5, 1975.
Tracks: When She Smiles; Intensity; Antiquanova; You Made Me Love You; Mirth Song; Sweet Georgia Brown.
Personnel: Gregory Herbert: tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, piccolo; Lawrence Feldman: flute; Harold Danko: piano; Dave Shapiro: bass; Jimmy Madison: drums.

1979


Chasin' The Bad Guys
Inner City
1979.
Tracks: Chasin' The Bad Guys; Blue Swedish Wildflower; Soarin' Thru Space; Silly Samba; Spinning Waltz; Dance Of The Brooding Slav; Clearly You; Flight Of The Desperados.
Personnel: Lawrence Feldman: tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, clarinet; Harold Danko: piano; David Katzenberg: bass; Billy Mintz: drums; Lotti Golden: vocals.


Coincidence
Dreamstreet
April 1979.
Tracks: Extractions Of Frank Tiberi; Tidal Breeze; Stardust; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Coincidence; In Your Own Sweet Way; Cape Verdean Blues; Have You Met Miss Jones.
Personnel: Tom Harrell: trumpet; Frank Tiberi: tenor sax, bassoon; Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Joe La Barbera: drums.

1982


Mirth Song
Sunnyside
April 6 & 8, 1982.
Tracks: In Walked Bud; Yes, You; Omega; Elegy; Red Cross; Lero-Lero; Penelope; Pastoral Landing; Mirth Song.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass.

1983


Shorter By Two
Sunnyside
July 19-21, 1983.
Tracks: Ana Maria; Delores; Dance Cadaverous; Pinocchio; Marie Antoinette; Armageddon; Lester Left Town; Witch Hunt; Iris; El Gaucho; Nefertiti.
Personnel: Kirk Lightsey, Harold Danko: piano.


Ink And Water
Sunnyside
Penthouse Studios, NYC, September 20, 1983.
Tracks: Sunrise Watch; Walk At Dawn; Willow, Wind And Water; Roots And Vines; Icicles In The Cave; Reflections In A Pond; Snow Blossoms; Sand Storm; Dew And Petals; High Mountain Pines; Children's Walking Song; Footbridge Over The Rushing Stream; Animals On A Four Screen Landscape; Leaves In The Rock Garden; Play Song; Across The Cliffs.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano.

1985


Alone But Not Forgotten
Sunnyside
November 26, 1985 & May 12, 1986.
Tracks: Wayne Shorter; Martina; When Everything Gets Quiet; Alone But Not Forgotten; Liz Ann; Candlelight Shadows; O Circo Místico; Laurie.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Marc Johnson, Michael Moore: bass; Joe La Barbera: drums; Bob Dorough: vocals.

1988


The First Love Song
Jazz City
March 1988.
Tracks: The First Love Song; Devil May Care; Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most; European Passion; Cliches; Eleanor Rigby; Swift Shifting; To Start Again; Why Did I Chose You; Young At Heart.
Personnel: Tom Harrell; trumpet, flügelhorn; Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Mel Lewis: drums.

1990


Once Upon A Line
Musidisc
Celebrity Centre, Paris, France, June 28, 1990.
Tracks: Hi Beck; April In Paris; You Don't Know What Love Is; Sweet Georgia Brown; These Foolish Things; Candlelight Shadows; Struttin' With Some Barbecue; I Thought About You; Oh, Lady Be Good; The Touch Of Your Lips.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano.

1993


Next Age
Steeplechase
October 1993.
Tracks: Waiting Time; For Bud; Ice Mirror; Gregarious Solitude; Silk Lady; Next Age; Rhythm's Child; Luz Caverna; Subindo.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

1994


After The Rain
Steeplechase
1994
Tracks: Syeeda's Song Flute; Lonnie's Lamen; After The Rain; Like Sonny; Exotica; Spiral; Your Lady; Mr. Sims; Wise One; Mr. Day; Straight Street; Dahomey Dance; Resolution; Grand Central.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano.

1995


New Autumn
Steeplechase
April 1995.
Tracks: Notzenytz; Fresh Space; Ticket To Obscurity; New Autumn; Hamsters; Omniperception; Hopelessness Regained; Other Things In The Space; Sizzle.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

1996


The Feeling Of Jazz
Steeplechase
March 1996.
Tracks: In A Sentamental Mood; Take The Coltrane; Big Nick; Stevie; My Little Brown Book; Angelica; The Feeling Of Jazz.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

1997


Tidal Breeze
Steeplechase
1997.
Tracks: Tidal Breeze; Blue Swedish Wildflower; Wayne Shorter; McCoy's Passion; Swift Shifting; Personal Cornucopia; Soaring Thru Space; Pastoral Landing.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Stable Mates
Steeplechase
1997.
Tracks: Con Alma; Quietude; Windows; Gingerbread Boy; Dolphin Dance; Solar; Seven Steps To Heaven; Nostalgia In Times Square; Line For Lyons; Stablemates.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Three Of Four
Steeplechase
September 1997.
Tracks: Jitterbug Waltz; Tintiyana; Everybody's Song But My Own; Ruby My Dear; Turn Out The Stars; 502 Blues; Little Niles; Black Fire; Valse Hot; Walk On The Water; Blue In Green.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff irshfield: drums.

1998


Cancoes Do Brasil
Steeplechase
April 1998.
Tracks: Canto Triste; Cafe; Beijo Partido; A Tarde; Choro Das Aguas Leila, Venha Ser Feliz; Memoria E Fado; Hora E Lugar; Folhas Secas.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano.


This Isn't Maybe
Steeplechase
July 1998.
Tracks: Whatever Possessed Me; I Thought About You; I Fall In Love Too Easily; Gnid; Deep In A Dream; The Touch Of Your Lips; D's Dilemma; These Foolish Things; When She Smiles; Way To Go; Gone With The Wind; This Is Always.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano.

2000


Nightscapes
Steeplechase
April 2000.
Tracks: Prologue And Episodes; Night Space; First Dream; The Idea Loop; Fourth Hour; Insominique; Weightless; Times' Irony.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

2001


Prestigious: A Tribute To Eric Dolphy
Steeplechase
March 2001.
Tracks: Les; 17 West; G.W.; 245; Far Cry/Out There; Serene; Miss Ann; The Prophet; Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa).
Personnel: Dave Ballou: trumpet; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Michael Formanek: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

2002


Fantasy Exit
Steeplechase
March 2002.
Tracks: Hi-Fly; Mrs. Parker Of K.C. (Bird's Mother); Fantasy Exit; Born To Be Blue; Smoke House; Rocker; Tea Time; In And Out; Lullaby.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Michael Formanek: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

2003


Trilix
Steeplechase
April 2003
Tracks: Flight To Jordan; Pee Wee; Elm; I Wished On The Moon; Blood Count; Monk's Dream; What Was; Damned If I Know; Sister Salvation.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Michael Formanek: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

2005


Hinesight
Steeplechase
February 15, 2005.
Tracks: Deep Forest; You Can Depend On Me; Rosetta; Ann, Wonderful One; Congaine; Stowaway; Blues In Thirds; My Monday Date; In San Francisco; I'll Never Be Alone; Cavernism; Everything Depends On You.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Michael Formanek: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Oatts & Perry
Steeplechase
April 2005.
Tracks: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; Like Sonny; Evol Deklaw Ni; Peace; I Mean You; Unit 7; Tidal Breeze; Don't Get Sassy.
Personnel: Dick Oatts: alto sax; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Michael Formanek: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Rhapsody
Steeplechase
April 2005.
Tracks: I Hear a Rhapsody; Soul Trane; Come Rain Or Come Shine; Beautiful Love; Yesterdays; Autumn Leaves; Star Eyes; Like Someone In Love; Central Park West.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano.

2006


Times Remembered
Steeplechase
January 2006.
Tracks: Time Remembered; All Or Nothing At All; How Deep Is The Ocean; It Only Happens Every Time; Madison And West End; Unknowable Caper #1; Astral Intrusion; Unknowable Caper #2; Sum Of Some; To You; Bye-Ya.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Michael Formanek: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Wonderland
Steeplechase
December 2006.
Tracks: Wonderland; I Made You Laugh; Nardis; To Start Again; Liz Ann; Freezin'; Midnight Grazer's Dilemma; I Do It Better At Night; Stella By Starlight; Beautiful Friendship; Nightquest.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Ron McClure: bass.

As A Side Musician

1972


The Raven Speaks
Woody Herman
Fantasy
A & R Studio, NYC, August 28-30, 1972.
Tracks: Fat Mama; Alone Again (Naturally); Watermelon Man; It's Too Late; The Raven Speaks; The Summer Knows (Summer Of '42); Reunion At Newport 1972; Bill's Blues.
Personnel: Al Porcino, Charles Davis, John Thomas, Bill Byrne: trumpet; Bill Stapleton: flügelhorn; Bob Burgess, Rick Stepton, Harold Garrett: trombone; Woody Herman: alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet; Frank Tiberi: tenor sax, flute, bassoon, percussion; Greg Herbert: tenor sax, piccolo, flute, alto flute; Steve Lederer: tenor sax; Tom Anastas: baritone sax; Harold Danko: keyboards; Pat Martino: guitar; Al Johnson: bass; Joe La Barbera: drums; John Pacheco: percussion.

1976


Live In Munich
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
A&M/Horizon
September 9, 1976.
Tracks: Mach 2; A That's Freedom; Mornin' Reverend; Come Sunday; Central Park North.
Personnel: Thad Jones: trumpet, cornet, flügelhorn; Earl Gardner, Frank Gordon, Lynn Nicholson, Al Porcino: trumpet; Clifford Adams, Earl McIntyre, John Mosca: trombone; Gregory Herbert, Larry Schneider: clarinet, flute, tenor sax; Ed Ziques: flute, alto sax, soprano sax; Pepper Adams: baritone sax; Harold Danko: piano; Bob Bowman: bass; Mel Lewis: drums.


Dean Friedman
Dean Friedman
Record Label
CBS Studios, NYC, 1976.
Tracks: Company, Ariel, Solitaire; Woman Of Mine; Song For My Mother; The Letter; I May Be Young; Humor Me; Funny Papers; Love Is Not Enough.
Personnel: Wayne Andre: trombone; George Young: tenor sax, piccolo; George Marge: english horn; Dean Friedman: vocals, guitar, piano; Kenny Ascher: keyboards; Harold Danko: piano; Rob Stevens: celeste; Jim Ryan, Rick Witkowski: guitar; Corky Hale: harp; Tony Levin, George Mraz: bass; Rick Marotta, Tom Rossetter, Rob Stevens: drums, percussion; Mel Lewis: drums.

1977


Once Upon A Summertime
Chet Baker
Artists House/OJC
February 20, 1977.
Tracks: Tidal Breeze; Shifting Down; E.S.P.; The Song Is You; Once Upon A Summertime.
Personnel: Chet Baker: trumpet; Gregory Herbert: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Ron Carter: bass; Mel Lewis: drums.


It Only Happens Every Time
Monika Zetterlund & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Inner City
August 1977.
Tracks: It Only Happens Every Time; Long Daddy Green; Silhouette; He Was Too Good To Me; The Groove Merchant; Love To One Is One To Love; Happy Again; The Second Time Around.
Personnel: Thad Jones: flügelhorn; Jeff Davis, Earl Gardner, Frank Gordon, Larry Moses: trumpet, flügelhorn; Clifford Adams, Bill Campbell, John Mosca, Earl McIntyre: trombone; Dick Oatts, Rich Perry: clarinet, flute, tenor sax; Pepper Adams: baritone sax; Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Mel Lewis: drums; Monica Zetterlund: vocals.

1979


Lennie Tristano Memorial Concert
Various Artists
Jazz Records
Town Hall, NYC, January 28, 1979.
Tracks: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; Yesterdays; Confirmation.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Cameron Brown: bass; Lou Grassi: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Yes, Yes, Nonet
Lee Konitz
Steeplechase
C.I. Recording Studio, NYC, April 17, 1979.
Tracks: Dearth Of A Nation; Lanquid; Footprints; Stardust; Primrose Path; Noche Triste; My Buddy.
Personnel: Tom Harrell, John Eckert: trumpet, flügelhorn; Jimmy Knepper, Sam Burtis: trombone; Lee Konitz: alto sax, soprano sax; Ronnie Cuber: soprano sax, baritone sax; Harold Danko: piano; Buster Williams: bass; Billy Hart: drums.

1983


Dovetail
Lee Konitz
Sunnyside
Penthouse Recordings, NYC, February 25-27, 1983.
Tracks: I Want To Be Happy; The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; Counter-Point; Dovetail; Sweet Georgia Brown; Alone Together; Cherokee; Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone); Play Fiddle Play.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, vocals; Harold Danko: piano; Jay Leonhart: bass.

1984


Wild As Spring Time
Lee Konitz
Candid
NYC, March 29-30 & April 3, 1984.
Tracks: Ezz-Thetic; Hairy Canary; She's As Wild As Springtime; Duende; It's You; Prelude No. 20 In C Minor, Opus 28; Spinning Waltz; Silly Samba; Hi Beck; Ko.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano.


Impasse
Glenn Wilson
Cadence
March-July 1984.
Tracks: Beautiful Love; Impasse; Stablemates; Zippy's Blues; Satori; Sonny's Pal; Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love.
Personnel: Glenn Wilson: baritone sax; Harold Danko: piano; Dennis Irwin: bass; Adam Nussbaum: drums.

1985


It's Your Dance
Meredith D'Ambrosio
Sunnyside
March 27-28, 1985.
Tracks: Giant Steps; Once Upon A Time; Listen Little Girl; Devil May Care; August Moon; Nobody Else But Me; Humpty Dumpty Heart; It's Your Dance; The Underdog; It Isn't So Good - It Couldn't Be Better; Off Again On Again; No One Remembers But Me; Miss Harper Goes Bizarre; Strange Meadowlark.
Personnel: Meredith D'Ambrosio: vocals, piano; Harold Danko: piano; Kevin Eubanks: guitar.

1986


Ideal Scene
Lee Konitz
Soul Note
July 22-23, 1986.
Tracks: Chick Came Around; Tidal Breeze; Silly Samba; Ezz-Thetic; If You Could See Me Now; Stare-Case; Stella By Starlight.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Al Harewood: drums.


As Time Goes By
Chet Baker
Timeless
Monster, Holland, December 17-18, 1986.
Tracks: You And The Night And The Music; As Time Goes By; My Melancholy Baby; I Am A Fool To Want You; When She Smiles; Sea Breeze; You Have Been Here All Along; Angel Eyes; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; 'Round Midnight.
Personnel: Chet Baker: trumpet; Harold Danko: piano; Jon Burr: bass; Ben Riley: drums.


Cool Cat
Chet Baker
Timeless
Monster, Holland, December 17-18, 1986.
Tracks: Swift Shifting; 'Round Midnight; Caravelle; For All We Know; Blue Moon; My Foolish Heart.
Personnel: Chet Baker: trumpet; Harold Danko: piano; Jon Burr: bass; Ben Riley: drums.

1987


In Tokyo
Chet Baker
Evidence
June 14, 1987.
Tracks: Stella By Starlight; For Minors Only; Almost Blue; Portrait In Black And White; My Funny Valentine; Four; Arborway; I'm A Fool To Want You; Seven Steps To Heaven; For All We Know; Broken Wing.
Personnel: Chet Baker: trumpet, vocals; Harold Danko: piano; Hein Van Der Geyn: bass; John Engels: drums.


The New York Album
Lee Konitz
Soul Note
August 18-19, 1987.
Tracks: Candlelight Shadows; Everybody's Song But My Own; Limehouse Blues; Monkian Round; September Waltz; Dream Variation; Invitation.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano; Marc Johnson: bass; Adam Nussbaum: drums.


Elusive
Glenn Wilson
Sunnyside
December 17, 1987
Tracks: McCoy's Passion; Alone But Not Forgotton; Tale Of Two Souls; Elusive; The Pleasure Is Mine; Outformation; Adams Park (For Pepper); Is He A Ham Yet Or Did He Blew It?.
Personnel: Jim Powell: trumpet, flügelhorn; Bob Belden: tenor sax; Glenn Wilson: baritone sax; Harold Danko: piano; Dennis Irwin: bass; Adam Nussbaum: drums.


Portrait Of An Artist As Saxophonist
Lee Konitz
Rhapsody Films (DVD)
Concordia University, Montreal, 1987.
Tracks: Stella By Starlight; Struttin' With Some Barbecue; Hi Beck; Kary's Trance; Subconscious-Lee; She's As Wild As Springtime.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax, interviews; Harold Danko: piano.

1989


Something Old, Something New
Bobby Routch
Sunnyside
June 14-16, 1989.
Tracks: There Will Never Be Another You; A Child Is Born; Here; Billie's Bounce; Mood Indigo; All The Things You Are; You Don't Know What Love Is; Silly Samba; Stardust.
Personnel: Bobby Routch: French horn; Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass.


Mostly Ballads
Lionel Hampton
Music Masters
September 8-November 28, 1989.
Tracks: I'll Be Seeing You; It Might As Well Be Spring; I Know Why (And So Do You); Toot-Toot; Lover Man; Autumn Leaves; Danny Boy; P.S. I Love You; Dynamic Duo; Fools Rush In; Pinch Me; But Beautiful.
Personnel: Lew Soloff: trumpet; John Colianni, Harold Danko: piano; Richard Haynes, Phil Markowitz: synthesizer; Lionel Hampton: vibes; Milt Hinton, Bill Moring, Peter Washington; Jimmy Ford, James Madison: drums.

1992


Black Brown & Beige
Louie Bellson
Music Masters
October 20-22, 1992.
Tracks: The Hawk Talks; Skin Deep; Work Song; Come Sunday; Light; West Indian Dance; Emancipation Proclamation; The Blues; Beige; European Skallyhoppin'; Portrait Of Billy Strayhorn; Sketches.
Personnel: Clark Terry: trumpet, vocals; Barry Hall, Anthony Kadleck, Robert Millikan, Marvin Stamm: trumpet; Britt Woodman, Alan Raph, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron: trombone; Frank Wess: flute, alto sax; Phil Bodner: clarinet, flute, alto sax; Bill Easley: clarinet, tenor sax; Ted Nash, Scott Robinson: tenor sax; Joe Temperley: clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone sax; Harold Danko: piano; Gene Bertoncini: guitar; Lesa Terry: violin; John Beal: bass; Louie Bellson: percussion, drums; Joe Williams: vocals.

1993


Say Hello To Russia
Vlad West (Vlad Sermakashev)
Alive
April 1993.
Tracks: Far Away; Black Snow; All The Things You Are; Giant Steps; Alone With You; Gee; Say Hello To Russia; Stella By Starlight; Protection.
Personnel: Vlad West: tenor sax, synth sax; Harold Danko: synthesizer, piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Adam Nassbaum: drums.


To Start Again
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
April 1993.
Tracks: Three And One; Candlelight Shadows; Retrato Em Branco E Preto; Aria; My Lament; Mean What You Say; To Start Again; Algae.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Scott Colley: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

1994


Three For Chet
Felice Reggio / Harold Danko / Andrea Perjolo
Philology
July 23, 1994.
Tracks: Dee's Dilemma; Line For Lyons; Leaving; In Your Own Sweet Way; You Can't Go Home Again; Mr. B; Shiftin' Down; My Funny Valentine; Portrait In Black And White; Ray's Idea.
Personnel: Felice Reggio: trumpet; Harold Danko: piano; Andrea Perjolo: bass.

1995


Blue Skies
Giacomo Gates
Dmp
January 1995.
Tracks: Five Cooper Square (Five Spot Blues); Oh, Lady Be Good / Disappointed; Meet Me Where They Play The Blues; What Price Love / Yardbird Suite; Waitin'; Four; I'm Just A Lucky So And So; Blue Skies / In Walked Bud; No, Not Much; It's The Talk Of The Town; Where Or When.
Personnel: Jerome Richardson: sax; Harold Danko: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Akira Tana: drums; Giacomo Gates: vocals.


In Her Own Sweet Way
Ali Ryerson
Concord
September 18-19, 1995.
Tracks: Preface; To Start Again; Everything Changed; Paisagem Cosmica (Cosmic Landscape); Martina; In Your Own Sweet Way; Sail Away; Blue In Green; Sometime Ago; Chega de Saudade (No More Blues); So Remember Me.
Personnel: Ali Ryerson: flute, alto flute; Harold Danko: piano; Jeff Fuller: bass; Terry Clarke: percussion, drums.

1996


Some Enchanted Evening
Bill Kirchner
A Records
Classic Sound, NYC, September 30, 1996.
Tracks: Laurie; Alone Together; Agitation.
Personnel: Bill Kirchner: soprano sax; Harold Danko: piano.


Dearly Beloved
Lee Konitz
Steeeplechase
October 1996.
Tracks: The Way You Look Tonight; Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye; Someday My Prince Will Come; Bye Bye Blackbird; Dearly Beloved; The Night Has A Thousand Eyes.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax, soprano sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.

1997


RichLee!
Lee Konitz/Rich Perry
Steeeplechase
April 1997.
Tracks: You're A Weaver Of Dreams; Easy Living; Three Little Words; How Deep Is The Ocean; Out Of Nowhere; Moonlight In Vermont; I Love You; Half Nelson.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: alto sax; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Billy Drummond: drums.


The Artt Frank Quartet Live At The Aldrich Museum
Artt Frank
Sweetheart
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, June 13, 1997 (1998?).
Tracks: Line for Lyons; Tidal Breeze; further tracks unknown.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Matt Criscuolo: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano; Cameron Brown: bass; Artt Frank: drums.


Six-String Delight
Tony Purrone
Steeeplechase
September 1997.
Tracks: Signal; Fleur d'Ennui; All Across the City; Waterfall; On the Stairs; Follow Your Heart; Sundown; For Django; Cavu; Gibson Boy.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Tony Purrone: guitar; Avishai Cohen: bass; Keith Copeland: drums.

1999


Souvenir
Pat Morrissey/Artt Frank
MCA Records
Chapman Studios, Kansas City, MO, early 1999.
Tracks: Beatrice; Lonely Walk (Memories Of Chet); Tidal Breeze; Souvenir; Funk In Deep Freeze; Arttwork; I'm Old Fashioned; Solar; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise.
Personnel: Pat Morrissey: trumpet; Ken Barry: tenor sax, flute; Harold Danko: piano; Phil Bowler: bass; Artt Frank, Kathy Frank: drums.


80 East
Phil Palombi
Orchard
June 1999.
Tracks: 80 East; I Should Care; Intrusion; Second Place; Piano Interlude; Heat; Joe Love; Wigglin' & Squirmin'; Time Remembered; Time Travel; Home.
Personnel: Joel Weiskopf: tenor sax; Harold Danko, Sarah Jane Cion: piano; Phil Palombi: bass; Joe La Barbera: drums.


Feeling Free
Grady Tate
Pow Wow
November 9, 1999.
Tracks: The Lady Is A Tramp; One In A Million You;L I Wish I Could Walk Away; You Make Me Feel So Young; This Is All I Ask; The Best Is Yet To Come; Teach Me Tonight; Feeling Free; You Are Too Beautiful; Remember / I Remember You; Lush Life / I'll Be Seeing You.
Personnel: Bill Easley: flute, sax; Harold Danko: piano; Mike Renzi: piano, keyboards; Cameron Brown: bass; Chuck Zeuren: drums; Grady Tate: drums, vocals.


Aerial View
Carmen Leggio
Dreamstreet
1999.
Tracks: Swinging On Dreamstreet; Okay Bug; Stella By Starlight; Pogo; Aerial View; Willow Weep For Me; John's Bunch; The Heart Has No Color.
Personnel: Frank Gordon: trumpet, flügelhorn; Carmen Leggio: alto sax, tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Ray Drummond: bass; Mel Lewis: drums.


Standard Issue - Volume 2
Dick Oatts
Steeplechase
1999.
Tracks: Love Thy Neighbor; Moonlight In Vermont; You Stepped Out Of A Dream.
Personnel: Dick Oatts: alto sax, tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Dave Santoro: bass; James Oblon: drums.

2000


Impressions Of Miles Davis
Teo Macero
Orchard
2000
Tracks: Prayer For Miles; Close To The Edge; Try Me Miles; Blues For Miles; So Long Miles.
Personnel: Randy Brecker, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff: trumpet; Dave Liebman: soprano sax; Richard Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Teo Macero: keyboards; Issac Raz: synthesizer; Larry Coryell, Ryo Kawasaki, Paul Metzke: guitar; Ron Carter, Ron McClure, Peter Washington: bass; Al Foster, Steve Gadd, Jimmy Madison: drums.
Note: 7 more tracks without Danko included.

2001


South Paw
Dick Oatts
Steeplechase
March 2001.
Tracks: King Henry; One For Jacks; Reconcile; Raised Nine Ball; South Paw; Totomlane; What's New?; Barbarian*.
Personnel: Joe Magnarelli: trumpet; Dick Oatts: alto sax, tenor sax*; Harold Danko: piano; Dave Santoro: bass; James Oblon: drums.


At Eastman
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
March 21, 2001.
Tracks: Doxy; How Deep Is The Ocean; Acquiescence; Bemsha Swing; You Don't Know What Love Is; Stella By Starlight.
Personnel: Clay Jenkins: trumpet; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jeff Campbell: bass; Rich Thompson: drums.

2002


Live At The Senator
Steve Houghton
Jazz Compass
Senator, Toronto, Canada, February 2002.
Tracks: Einbahn Strasse; Damned If I Know; Monk's Dream; Always With You; Zoltan; Old Folks; Chief Crazy Horse.
Personnel: Clay Jenkins: trumpet; Pat La Barbera: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Neil Swainson; bass; Steve Houghton: drums.


Preservation
Ted Brown
Steeplechase
NYC, November 2002.
Tracks: Three Little Words; Yesterdays; The Man I Love; Preservation; Lover Man; Broadway; Willow Weep For Me; Somebody Loves Me; Little Quail.
Personnel: Ted Brown: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Dennis Irwin: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.

2003


Crossweave
Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble
Origin
March 31 & April 1, 2003.
Tracks: Troubleshooter; Always With You; The Touch Of Your Lips; Love Is Kind; Crossweave; Common Denominator; Beachwood; If You Could See Me Now; Groovin' High.
Personnel: Clay Jenkins: trumpet; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Kim Richmond: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jeff Campbell: bass; Rich Thompson: drums.


East Of The Sun And West Of 2nd Avenue
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
April 2003.
Tracks: I Thought About You; The Touch Of Your Lips; My Ideal; East Of The Sun; Soul Eyes; Yours And Mine; My Shining Hour; Falling In Love; Three Little Words.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; John Hebert: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Matters Of Time
Clay Jenkins
Jazz Compass
August 26-28, 2003.
Tracks: Two-Below; Rail Trails; Trinkle Tinkle; Matters Of Time; Yesterdays; In Love In Vain; Chet's Maze; Kids Are Pretty People.
Personnel: Clay Jenkins: trumpet; Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Bob Bowman: bass; Steve Houghton: drums; Karrin Allyson: vocals.

2004


You're My Everything
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
March 2004
Tracks: Slow Boat To China; You're My Everything; Nature Boy; I've Got A Crush On You; Why Do I Love You; I Wish I Knew; Alone Together; Falling In Love With Love.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; John Hebert: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


In The Moment
Artt Frank
MJA Records
early Spring 2004.
Tracks: That's Matt; Always Together; Lisa Lea; Waitin' For Clayton; Samba In The Air°; Carol Ann; Liebway; Almost The Blues; Rhonda Joy; If You Could See Me Now*; Julian; That Artt, He's All Heart.
Personnel: Graham Bruce; trumpet, flügelhorn; Ken Barry: tenor sax; Matt Criscuolo: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano; Tony Lombardozzi: guitar; Phil Bowler: bass; Artt Frank: drums; Giacomo Gates°, Yvonne Kauffman°, Earla Porch*: vocals.


Centerpiece
Giacomo Gates
Origin
June 15, 2004.
Tracks: Summertime; I Told You I Love You, Now Get Out; Centerpiece; How High The Moon / Ornithology; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; All Of Me; Lady Bird; Route 66; Scotch & Soda; Lester Leaps In / I Got The Blues; Milestones; Hittin' The Jug / Swan Song.
Personnel: Vincent Herring: alto sax; Harold Danko: piano; Vic Juris: guitar; Ray Drummond: bass; Greg Bandy: drums; Giacomo Gates: vocals.

2006


E-Motion
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
January 2006.
Tracks: Con Alma; In A Sentimental Mood; Dewey Square; What's New; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; A Child Is Born; Out Of Nowhere; The Summery; There'll Never Be Another You.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


At The Kitano, Vol. 1
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
April 12 & 13, 2006.
Tracks: In Your Own Sweet Way; You And The Night And The Music; I Thought About You; Just Friends; Billie's Bounce; I'll Remember April.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


At The Kitano, Vol. 2
Rich Perry
Steeplechase
April 12 & 13, 2006.
Tracks: My Shining Hour; Love Walked In; Just In Time; Autumn Leaves; Wee.
Personnel: Rich Perry: tenor sax; Harold Danko: piano; Jay Anderson: bass; Jeff Hirshfield: drums.


Blues State
Clay Jenkins
Jazz Compass
2006.
Tracks: Humble Stumble; Batik; Blues State; Sizzle; Play A Prayer; Dancing Wildebeests; Work First; Waiting For Caleb.
Personnel: Clay Jenkins: trumpet; Harold Danko: piano; Larry Koonse: guitar; Tom Warrington: bass; Joe La Barbera: drums.

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