Skylark (Paul Desmond album)

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Studio album by Paul Desmond
Released 1974
Recorded November 27-28 and December 4, 1973
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 53:28
Reissue with bonus tracks
Label CTI
CTI 6039
Producer Creed Taylor
Paul Desmond chronology
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pure Desmond

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


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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  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



  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 10, 2012