Milt Jackson Sunflower Rock Music CD Review

Sunflower is the latest release from Rock Sensation Milt Jackson, and is another winner from this talented musician.

It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all.

One of the refreshingly nice things about this CD is the way all of the participating artists seem to be really enjoying themselves. Combine that with the overall presentation and you’ve got one of Milt Jackson’s most impressive releases ever.

Overall Sunflower is excellent from beginning to end. One of those CDs that after a few listens the songs are just etched into your memory. A must have for the Rock fan. Really sensational from beginning to end.

While the entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 2 - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life, track 3 - People Make The World Go Round, and track 5 - S.K.J..

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - For Someone I Love. Outstanding!

Sunflower Release Notes:

Milt Jackson originally released Sunflower on September 2, 1997 on the Legacy Recordings label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. For Someone I Love 2. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life 3. People Make The World Go Round 4. Little Sunflower 5. S.K.J.

Personnel includes: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Don Sebesky (conductor); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn); Phil Bodner (piccolo, flute, alto flute, English horn); George Marge (alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, English horn); Romeo Penque (alto flute, oboe, English horn); Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green (violin); Charles McCracken, George Ricci (cello); Margaret Ross (harp); Herbie Hancock (piano); Jay Berliner (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Billy Cobham (drums); Ralph McDonald (percussion).

Producer: Creed Taylor.

By: Clyde Lee Dennis

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