Skylark (Paul Desmond album)

Skylark is an album by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring Gábor Szabó recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label.[1]

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Studio album by
RecordedNovember 27-28 and December 4, 1973
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreCool jazz, bossa nova
Reissue with bonus tracks
CTI 6039
ProducerCreed Taylor
Paul Desmond chronology
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pure Desmond


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3 stars and stated "Paul Desmond injects a bit of the 1970s into his sound, obtaining agreeable if not totally simpatico results... It's a cautious change of pace for Desmond, although the fiercer context into which he was placed doesn't really fire his imagination".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Take Ten" (Paul Desmond) - 6:08
  2. "Romance de Amor" (Traditional) - 9:40
  3. "Was a Sunny Day" (Paul Simon) - 4:52
  4. "Music for a While" (Henry Purcell) - 6:45
  5. "Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) - 5:21
  6. "Indian Summer" (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) - 4:00
  7. "Music for a While" [alternate take] (Purcell) - 5:56 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Skylark" [alternate take] (Carmichael, Mercer) - 5:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Indian Summer" [alternate take] (Dubin, Herbert) - 5:27 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 27-28 and December 4, 1973


From the original liner notes.[4]


  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 10, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2004). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (7th ed.). London: Penguin. ISBN 9780141014166.
  4. ^ Skylark (Liner notes). Paul Desmond. New York City: CTI Records. 1974. CTI 6039.CS1 maint: others (link)