Expression (album)

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Expression
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Studio album by John Coltrane
Released End of September 1967[1]
Recorded February 15, 1967 & March 7, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Free jazz
Length 39:20 original LP
Label Impulse!
A-9120
Producer Bob Thiele
John Coltrane chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
(1966)
Expression
(1967)
Om
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[4]

Expression is an album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Apart from the title track, 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 released in September 1967, the first posthumous release of a Coltrane recording.[5]

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

Bonus track on 1993 CD reissue; previously issued on The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 3: Jupiter Variation

  1. "Number One" – 11:55

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

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Victor Kalin - cover art

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Sept 23, 1967
  2. ^ Expression at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 47. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ Porter, Lewis (June 28, 2018). "Deep Dive with Lewis Porter: Considering John Coltrane's 'Lost Album,' From All Directions". WGBO. Retrieved June 30, 2018.