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1699040596556.pngPaul Desmond: Skylark

CTI Records CTI 6039
Released 1974

A1: Take Ten 6:04​
A2: Romance De Amor 9:37​
B1: Was A Sunny Day 4:41​
B2: Music For A While 6:43​
B3: Skylark 5:15​

⭐ Alto Saxophone – Paul Desmond
Arranged By, Supervised By – Don Sebesky
Bass – Ron Carter
Cello – George Ricci
Design [Album Design] – Bob Ciano
Drums – Jack DeJohnette
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Featuring – Gabor Szabo
Guitar – Gene Bertoncini
⭐ Guitar, Soloist – Gabor Szabo
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Photography By [Cover Photograph] – Pete Turner
Photography By [Liner Photograph] – Armen Kachaturian
Piano, Electric Piano – Bob James
Producer – Creed Taylor

Recorded Nov. and Dec. 1973 at Van Gelder Studios

Amazon product ASIN B000002AGZ

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For Paul Desmond this was an unusual group, and a bit "busy" having two guitarists--one accompanying throughout, and another a soloist. Not quite the same as the understated Jim Hall who appeared on a handful of his albums.

"Take Ten" is the obvious follow-up to the hit single "Take Five" and this is his second rendition of it on record--the first was the title track of an RCA record from a few years prior.
My Favorite track on this one is "Was A Sunny Day" the Latin beat on it reminds me a bit of the Brubeck Album "Bossa Nova USA" ( one of my most favorite Brubeck albums ever)
Singer Josh (Joshua Harris) did the Paul Simon remake on Bell Records in 1973. (released as a 45 MONO single)
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