Skylark (Bonus Tracks)
by Paul Desmond
Released: Dec 1973
Label: EPIC / ASSOCIATED / LEGACY
No one defined 1950s and '60s cool jazz better than Paul Desmond, so it may surprise some how well he fits in with 1970s fusion specialists such as Gabor Szabo, Jack DeJohnette and Bob James. The results are both sumptious and lightly experimental, and the highlights include "Music For a While," "Indian Summer" and the best instrumental reading of "Skylark" ever.