Expansions (album)

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Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released June 1970[1]
Recorded August 23, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 46:25
Label Blue Note
BST 84338
Producer Duke 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 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]

  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
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated


* Track 2[4]


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