Expansions (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1970[1]
RecordedAugust 23, 1968
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
BST 84338
ProducerDuke Pearson
McCoy Tyner chronology
Time for Tyner

Expansions is the tenth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his fourth released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded in August 1968 and features performances by Tyner with Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis, and Freddie Waits.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "The stimulating music falls between advanced hard bop and the avant-garde, pushing and pulling at the boundaries of modern mainstream jazz".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as noted

  1. "Vision" - 12:18
  2. "Song of Happiness" - 12:00
  3. "Smitty's Place" - 5:21
  4. "Peresina" - 10:21
  5. "I Thought I'd Let You Know" (Massey) - 6:25


* Track 2[4]


  1. ^ Billboard June 20, 1970
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 20, 2009.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Expansions (album) at Discogs