Sunflower (Milt Jackson album)

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Studio album by Milt Jackson
Released 1973
Recorded December 12 & 13, 1972
Genre Jazz
Length 42:42
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Milt Jackson chronology
The Legendary Profile

Sunflower is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded in 1972 and released on the CTI label.[1] Assisting Jackson are trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, a star-studded rhythm section composed chiefly of Miles Davis alumni, and, on the first track, string and woodwind accompaniment, courtesy of Don Sebesky.[2]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "While Sunflower sometimes feels more like a group session rather than a Jackson-led one, that's part of its exquisite beauty".[3] Reviewing a 1979 LP reissue for The Los Angeles Times, jazz writer Leonard Feather assigned it 4 stars, noting that "[t]he reissues on CTI continue to remind us how much vibrant talent was brought together on that label in its pre-fusion days."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Milt Jackson except as indicated
  1. "For Someone I Love (What's Your Story)" - 10:20
  2. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 7:06
  3. "People Make the World Go Round" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 8:28
  4. "Sunflower" (Freddie Hubbard) - 10:01
  5. "SKJ" - 6:47 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 12 & 13, 1972



  1. ^ Milt Jackson discography accessed February 1, 2012
  2. ^ a b c Feather, Leonard. "Singer Remains Unsung". The Los Angeles Times. August 19, 1979. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 1, 2012