Milt Jackson (featuring Freddie Hubbard): People Make the World Go ‘Round
People Make the World Go 'Round
Milt Jackson (vibes)
Sunflower (Sony 65131)
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 12-13, 1972
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
Creed Taylor’s CTI label is often given the dubious distinction of spawning Smooth Jazz in the 1970s with its sometimes overbearing studio production and excessively lush orchestrations. Regardless, the label signed jazz’s brightest stars to its roster and generated some of the finest jazz-funk tracks ever recorded. CTI struck a balance between the creative and the marketable, presenting highly artistic and sophisticated jazz with sexy, slick commercial appeal. Freddie Hubbard, one of CTI’s most recorded stars, is at his bluesiest on this earthy, funky cut. The groove is infectious and listeners will find themselves inspired for repeated listenings.
Reviewer: Matt Leskovic