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Sunflower (1972)
Milt Jackson

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Name:  Brendan Lowe
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  This is a great album for many reasons. Milt Jackson the jazz vibes great was the veteran with the "young blood" of the early seventies. The lineup of MJ with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, and Freddie Hubbard should convince any jazz listener to purchase this jem. There are also strings, reeds, percussion, and even a little classical guitar interspersed throughout "Sunflower". The title track is a blueprint of how to play in a jazz combo setting. MJ lets his younger counterparts take off in this lounge-like bassa nova. "For Someone I love" and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Live?" are two tracks that are meant for an evening in front of the fireplace with someone and well, you'll know what to do. "People Make The World Go Round" is a mellow almost funky tune. Listen for HH to switch from Rhodes to acoustic piano in his solo, makes for a nice timbre change. The album itself has a fantastic sound, I guess since it was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, I only hope a can find a mint copy on vinyl. Do yourself a favor, get this record. The solos are nice, when I say nice that means they are a joy to listen too. There is no noise or show boating on this album, just pure jazz.