To buy Bob Lark's CDs please visit: www.jazzedmedia.com
Live at the Jazz Showcase  - Jazzed Media (2009)
The Bob Lark / Phil Woods Quintet
Bob Lark, flugelhorn, Phil Woods, alto saxophone, Jim McNeely, piano
Steve Gilmore, bass, Bill Goodwin, drums
Suggestion - Jazzed Media (2007)
Bob Lark and Friends
Bob Lark, trumpet &  flugelhorn, Jim McNeely, piano, Kelly Sill, bass
Joel Spencer, drums, Mark Colby, tenor saxophone
In Her Eyes - Jazzed Media (2006)
The Bob Lark - Phil Woods Quintet
Bob Lark, trumpet & flugelhorn, Phil Woods, alto saxophone
Jim McNeely, piano, Steve Gilmore, bass, Bill Goodwin, drums
Until You - Hallway Records (2003)
Bob Lark, trumpet & flugelhorn, Jim McNeely, piano
Kelly Sill, bass, Joel Spencer, drums
First Steps - Corridor Records (1997)
Bob Lark, trumpet & flugelhorn, Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone
Paul McKee, trombone, Larry Novak, piano, Tim Davis, drums
Sharay Reed, bass, Mark Colby, tenor saxophone
Recording title:  Suggestions

“Lark and McNeely’s rapport and interplay is always tasteful and often
breathtaking.”
-        Jack Bowers,
All About Jazz

“Lark’s solo on A Child Is Born is as beautiful as you’d find anywhere,
with his burnished flugelhorn tone as warm as a hug from a loved one.”
-         Jeff Krow,  
Audiophile Audition

“This is creative and risk-taking music, played with commitment and
vitality that engages the listener.”
-         James Ketch,
International Trumpet Guild Journal
Recording title:  In Her Eyes

“The trumpeter plays with exuberance, skill and feeling.”
-        Owen Cordle,
Jazz Times

“Bob Lark blows up a storm and altoist  Phil Woods catches fire on this
smoking quintet performance.”
-        Edward Blanco,
All About Jazz

“Lark wrote six of the ten tracks on this CD and his taste, as well as his
horn playing, is impeccable.  The title track, In Her Eyes, is a gorgeous
ballad and Phil and Bob warmly express what must be a paean to a
beautiful woman.”
-        Jeff Krow,
Audiophile Audition

“This is one Lark whose song you must hear.”
-        Jack Bowers,
All About Jazz
Recording title:  Until You

“Lark’s soloing is art.  It is clear, distinctive, and as he lays it in the
groove, listeners will discover that his musical language is well
understood.  With artists such as Bob Lark offering their talent to
audiences around the world, you can believe the art of jazz is in great
hands.”
-        Paula Edelstein,
All Music
Recording title:  First Steps

“Lark’s tunes are excellent, especially Cathy’s Song, a wonderful ballad
played beautifully by Lark, and Rum Point, a catchy Bossa Nova.”        
-        Robert Allison, I
nternational Trumpet Guild Journal
Recording title:  Live At The Jazz Showcase

“The album captures the group's pulsating efforts in churning out
dazzling reads of four dynamic standards and three Lark originals. As
good as the previous quintet collaboration was, this recording in some
respects seems to eclipse their first effort.”
-        Edward Blanco,
All About Jazz

“The Sound Mix is just right for a live recording and Lark and Woods, as
usual, make a good team. I especially liked Lark's original compositions
- Ravenswood, Mad Dan's and Cathy's Song.”
-         Jeff Krow,  
Audiophile Audition

“This is what I call "the real deal." No pretense, no odd combinations,
nothing terribly outside or experimental. And maybe that's why it's so
good.”
-         George Fendel,
Jazz Society of Oregon

"That Lark doesn't Just hang but sounds like he belongs is no small feat.
His rich tone and lithe phrasing are a great fit for Woods' relaxed swing."
-          Down Beat
Cathy's Song - Jazzed Media (2010)
Bob Lark and Friends
with Phil Woods, Rufus Reid and Jim McNeely
Bob Lark, flugelhorn, Phil Woods, alto saxophone,Rufus Reid, bass
Jim McNeely, piano, Eric Hochberg, bass
Bob Rummage, drums, Mark Colby, tenor saxophone,
Nick Mazzarella, alto saxophone Ted Hogarth, baritone saxophone
Thomas Matta, conductor - trombone, Ron Perrillo, piano, Samuel Magad, violin
Elizabeth Coffman, violin, Roxana Pavel, violin, Elizabeth Choi, violin
Elias Goldstein, viola, Stephen Balderston, cello
BOB LARK'S CD REVIEWS
Recording title:  Cathy's Song

"We' ve  dug Bob Lark' s lyrical trumpet and flugelhorn playing some
time.  On Cathy's Song, we get an even more exquisite warmness from
his flugelhorn and muted trumpet."
-        Jeff Krow,
Audiophile Audition

"Lark's playing throughout the disc and variety of settings mantain a
consistently high level of creativity and execution."
-         Jersey Jazz

"Lark's using the flugelhorn on all but one track should offer an
unambiguos clue about it's purpose, which is not to besiege but to
seduce.  That it does and does well."
-         Jack Bowers,
All About jazz

"Winter's Touch, a Lark original, is pure poetry, marked by tricky key
changes and some of Reid's best comping under McNelly's piano."
-        Harvey Siders,
Jazz Times
REUNION - Jazzed Media (2012)
Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band
Bob Lark, trumpet & flugelhorn - Brent Turney, trumpet & flugelhorn - Dan Jonas,
trumpet & flugelhorn - Marques Carroll, trumpet & flugelhorn - Vance Thompson,
trumpet & flugelhorn - Kirk Garrison, trumpet & flugelhorn - Tim Coffman, trombone -
Craig Sunken, trombone - Dominic Marino, trombone - Thomas Matta, bass trombone
- Dan Nicholson, alto & soprano saxophones
- Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone & flute - Chris Madsen, alto & tenor saxophones - Scott
Burns, tenor saxophone - Glenn Kostur, tenor saxophone - Ted Hogarth, baritone
saxophone - Ryan Cohan, piano - Michael Stryker, piano - Mike Pinto, guitar - Joe
Policastro, bass - Dana Hall, drums - Bob Rummage, drums
Recording title:  Reunion

“There’s some sterling silver soloists among the group, and Lark
himself is a player of great gifts.”   
-      George Fendel,
Oregon Jazz Society

“It would certainly not be farfetched to assert that the caliber of players in
this orchestra is world-class in every respect.”
-      Edward Blanco,
All About Jazz


“Lark is a superior talent and more than holds his own with legendary
talent like Phil Woods.  I especially dug Winter’s Touch, a ballad that
highlights Lark’s prowess on the Flugelhorn.  Tango Caliente closes the
big band’s classy issue with more evidence of how their strong
ensemble playing contributes to an alumni big band that honors its
leader.”
-      Jeff Krow,
Audiophile Audition (1/9/12)

“This is a first-class big band recording by talented musicians who are
dedicated to serving the music they (we) love.  Congratulations on a
topnotch recording!  …Kind of makes me wish I’d gone to DePaul.”
-      Jeff Hamilton
,
drummer/co-leader, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

“These cats can play and write.  This is good music, well thought out,
well played with great solos by all.”
-      Phil Woods
, alto saxophonist/composer/band leader
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SWEET RETURN - Jazzed Media (2014)
Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band
Bob Lark, trumpet & flugelhorn - Brent Turney, lead trumpet & flugelhorn - Dan Jonas,
trumpet & flugelhorn - Marques Carroll, trumpet & flugelhorn -  Kirk Garrison, trumpet &
flugelhorn - Andy Baker, lead trombone - Tim Coffman, trombone - Craig Sunken,
trombone - Thomas Matta, bass trombone - Randy Hamm, lead alto & soprano
saxophones - Chris Madsen, tenor saxophone - Scott Burns, tenor saxophone - Glenn
Kostur, alto saxophone - Mark Hiebert, baritone saxophone - Michael Stryker, piano
(tracks 1,3,5,9) - Pete Benson, piano (tracks 4,6,8,10)  - Joe Policastro, bass - Bob
Rummage, drums -
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Recording title:  SWEET RETURN

"SWEET RETURN is the group's encore performance, their return
engagement, their audacious follow-up and another masterful stroke by
leader Lark."
-        Edward Blanco,
All About Jazz

"Nailing it throughout, this is real brass with real brass."         
-           Midwest Record
www.boblark.com
Thick As Thieves Jazzed Media (2017)
The Bob Lark Phil Woods Quintet
recorded "live" at Chicago's Jazz Showcase.  
Featuring Bob Lark (flugelhorn); Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Jim
McNeely (piano); Steve Gilmore (bass); Bill Goodwin (drums).
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Recording title:  THICK AS THIEVES

"The group's tightness and lyricism are truly astonishing.  As with the
other Lark-Woods recordings, this one is a gem.  Woods outdoes
himself with edgy aggression, and he's complemented by Lark's strong
tone and forceful lines."
    - Marc Myers,
JazzWax

"If you love straight-ahead jazz, you will love this CD.  It's new but already
a classic.  What a special pleasure to get to hear Bob and Phil Woods
performing together for one last time on this CD."
    - Bob Nicosia,
musicmanblog

"...as close to unalloyed excellence as an in-person performance can
be.  Five stars for this bright and tasteful session, with no hesitation or
second thoughts."
-            Jack Bowers,
All About Jazz