Expression (album)

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Studio album by John Coltrane
Released September 1967
Recorded February 15, 1967 & March 7, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz, Free Jazz
Length 39:20 original LP
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
John Coltrane chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
Interstellar Space
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Expression is an album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. The title track was Coltrane's last studio recording[citation needed]; the rest of the album was recorded at about the same time as Interstellar Space. "To Be" features Coltrane on flute, the only recording he made on the instrument for an entire track.[citation needed] Expression was the last studio album to be approved for release by Coltrane before his death in July 1967, and was released in September 1967.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by John Coltrane.
  1. "Ogunde" – 3:38
  2. "To Be" – 16:22
  3. "Offering" – 8:27
  4. "Expression" – 10:53
  5. "Number One" – 11:55 Bonus track on 1993 CD reissue; previously issued on The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 3: Jupiter Variation

Recorded on February 15 1967 (#2); March 7 1967 (#1, 3, 5), and unknown (#4).



  • Victor Kalin - cover art


  1. ^ Expression (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 47. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.