Sunflower (Milt Jackson album)

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Studio album by Milt Jackson
Released 1973
Recorded December 12 & 13, 1972
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 42:42
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Milt Jackson chronology
The Legendary Profile
(1972)The Legendary Profile1972

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]

In 1997, Sunflower was reissued on compact disc under Sony Music Entertainment by was of their catalog label Legacy Recordings and Epic Records.[3]


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".[4] 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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Milt Jackson except where noted

  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. ^ Milt Jackson - Sunflower (Reissue). Media notes. CTI/Legacy Recordings/Epic Records. ZK 65131
  4. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 1, 2012