“Without mimicry, Banks reimagines the indomitable spirit of such masters as Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons, Horace Silver and their peers.”
—Jack Bowers (All About Jazz)
Two In a Box is Dan’s debut album and introduces his quintet, featuring some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians: Roberto Manzin (tenor saxophone), Paul Higgs (trumpet), José Canha (double bass), and Joshua Law (drums).
The album consists of seven original compositions from Dan and is remindful of the classic Blue Note sound of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, while also containing a flavour of modernity reminiscent of the Kyle Eastwood Quintet and Christian McBride’s ‘Inside Straight’.
Dan, Roberto, Paul, José, and Josh have recently been in the studio recording a second album. Below is a small snippet: